The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Monday appealed the Government of Pakistan to take the Kashmir issue to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
In a statement, Shah said "Pakistan being a sovereign country and a stakeholder of Kashmir dispute has every right to refer to the international court."
"Just as India took the case of Kulbushan Jadav to ICJ, Pakistan should follow the suit and garner international opinion over the issue. By doing so, Pakistan can gain the diplomatic support of world nations in putting an end to Indian state-sponsored terrorism in Kashmir," he said.
Shabir Shah has appealed to the permanent members of the UN and its Secretary General to grant an "Observer" status to Jammu Kashmir given its disputed nature. He said the struggle of the people of J&K against India is same as that of Palestine against Israel.