Saturday, 4 February 2017

KASHMIR - A Festering Wound of South Asia

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SINCE 1989

Total Killings : 94,504
Custodial Killings : 7,062
Arrests:  136,434
Children Orphaned: 107,586
Houses/Shops Destroyed: 106,261
Women Widowed: 22,824
Rapes: 10,433

Jewel of Asia, linked to South and Central Asia, bounded by India, China and Pakistan.85,806 square kilometers, larger than 87 sovereign countries on the planet.Approximately 13 million, including 1.5 million refugees in Pakistan and 0.4 million expatriates. Muslims - 67.00%, Hindus - 29.63%, Buddhists - 01.12% and others - 02.25%.British formed partition plan of 1947 envisaged
accession of Kashmir with either India or Pakistan as desired by majority of population.
However, the Hindu ruler unilaterally decided to join India, which was massively rejected and
protested. Meanwhile, Indian Army invaded and occupied it by force.
Indian Prime Minister Jawaher Lal Nehru took the matter to UN in 1949, which passed a resolution on 5 January, 1949 (Document No. S/1196, para 15)
saying, “ “The question of the accession of the State of Jammu and Kashmir to India or Pakistan would be decided through the democratic method of a free and impartial plebiscite.” UN passed another resolution on 23 December, 1952 (Document No. S/2883)
calling for, “Reduction of forces in Kashmir i.e. 3000 to 6000 on Pakistan's side and 12000 to 18000 on Indian side of LOC.” However, India has been continuously refusing from implementation of UN
resolutions and resorting to state terrorism besidesUN has passed five resolutions till now. India accorded a special status to occupied Kashmir and have been holding elections, which are massively boycotted by oppressed and aggrieved Kashmiris. Nevertheless, there is no substitute to UN
sanctioned plebiscite for determining its status. India has been using despicable and lethal ways to
shun the voice of Kashmiri people. Despite Indian criminal and inhuman atrocities. It failed to suppress the inalienable freedom movement. Indian frustration is increasing day by day and it is targeting the innocent Kashmiris. In recent weeks, Indian forces have martyred 112 Kashmiri youth, injured 10468 persons, arrested 1382 and more than 100 people have lost their eye sight due to usage of lethal pellet gun.

A free and fair plebiscite under international auspices
as per UN Resolutions to determine the will of the
people. Alternatively negotiated settlement of the
dispute as agreed by all three parties, i.e.
India,Pakistan and Kashmiris. International
community should impress upon India to give up its
intransigence and show positive approach towards
resolving the kashmir dispute.


We are thankful to All Parties Hurriyat Conference with regard to this writeup.

Cyber Wing, Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Govt. of Pakistan.


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