The federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan Chudhary Barjees Tahir while expressing deep shock over the recent wave of violence in Kashmir has said that international community has miserably failed to address long pending Kashmir dispute.
"United Nations played vital role in resolving the issue of South Sudan but it could not implement its own resolutions regarding Kashmir", Tahir said this while addressing a function organized by Islamabad Union of Journalists at National Press Club here on Thursday. Besides the federal minister the function was attended by journalists and addressed by Hurriyat leaders, rights activists and representatives of journalist community.
Referring to recent killings in Kashmir the federal minister on the occasion said, "Kashmir has a long history awash with bloody tales of oppression and suppression". Appreciating Kashmiris' struggle for right to self-determination he said that UN passed a number of resolutions in favour of Kashmiris' legitimate right and the first prime minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru made a commitment to hold plebiscite in Kashmir. He observed that neither India fulfilled it commitments nor international community played any role in this regard. Castigating International community's indifference towards Kashmir dispute he said, "World community has dual a dual policy and dual standards".
Commenting on the killing of Hizb commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani he said the martyrdom of 22 year young boy had awakened people all around the world. Reiterating his governments support to victims of violence in Kashmir he said that incumbent regime led by prime minister Nawaz Sharif would lend all possible help to the Kashmiris.