No solution to Kashmir without consent of Kashmiris: Masood Khan
Sardar Masood Khan, President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) has said Kashmiris are the final arbitrators of their fate ad no diplomatic solution to Kashmir issue can be achieved without their will and consent.
“The Kashmir dispute has three parties — India, Pakistan and the people of Kashmir and Kashmiris are the ones who are directly affected from it. No solution of the Kashmir dispute can be find without involvement or obtaining the consent of the Kashmiri people”, President said while addressing a gathering of Pakistani and Kashmiri community.
“Kashmiris are a key party to the dispute because they are the ones who have to take a decision in regard to their political future,” Masood Khan said added that mediation either initiated by President Trump or the United Nations should revolve around the wishes and aspirations of Kashmiri people and the framework of the relevant UN Security Council resolutions.
He urged the diaspora community to forge unity among their ranks and file and take advantage of the world’s focus on Kashmir by projecting the Kashmir issue in its true perspective. He said that Pakistani nation and people Kashmir have demonstrated unprecedented unity since August 5 when India stripped Kashmiris of their rights.
“This spirit of complete unity must be maintained and further strengthen to carry the Kashmiri peoples’ struggle for their right to self-determination forward”, he exhorted. President Masood warned that if the international community failed to provide justice to the subjugated people of occupied Kashmir, it would not be possible for anyone to control the enraged youth who are being deprived of their fundamental rights.
The President commended the diaspora community and the participants for organizing a successful rally outside the UN building. He said that this unprecedented rally has been impactful and it has been termed as the largest rally ever called in the past 8 years. He said that many people from other cities of the USA, Canada and western Europe had participated in the rally helping to make it a success.
The President also praised the speech of Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, at the UNGA. He termed his speech as a true representation of the sentiments of the Kashmiri people. He said the statement delivered in the UNGA was concise, clear and targeted. He thanked the Prime Minister of Pakistan on behalf of the Kashmiri people.
Responding to the propaganda being spread by India about terrorism in Kashmir, the President termed the Indian narrative as baseless and misleading and said that fact of the matter is that unarmed people of Jammu and Kashmir are fighting with 900,000 strong army and they are the victims of state-sponsored terrorism.
Rejecting the idea of any bilateral talks with India in the current scenario, he advised Pakistan government not to have any bilateral talks with India as India always used bilateral talks to gain time and consolidated its illegal occupation over the territory of Kashmir.
Masood Khan termed Modi a Hitler in the region adhering to the same ambitions and policies of the Nazi and Fascist parties. He said that India had locked down the occupied territory through a planned conspiracy for the systematic genocide of Kashmiri Muslims. He said that Narendra Modi led BJP government was implementing RSS ideology in the region, which was based on anti-Muslim sentiments and abhorrence to the followers of other religions.