By Abdul Ruff
Positively encouraged by the recent global developments like Brexit and UN support vote for Palestine state, the next US president Donald Trump’s vouching for peace in Mideast, the very election of Donald Trump who thumped experienced and highly hopeful democratic candidate Hillary Clinton who is known to be pro-Israel and pro-India and never supported the Kashmir and Palestine causes – not even on humanitarian consideration.
The fascist attitude of USA toward Palestinians vs. Israel is unfortunate as Israeli military has begun murdering Palestinians children and women and over 1000, 000 Kashmiri Muslims have been slaughtered in Kashmir in rennet years in order to silence them from demanding sovereignty back from regional big brother India, Pakistani PM Mian Nawaz Sharif has urged world community, epically the UNSC, to hold UN mandated referendum in Kashmir to decide the Kashmir issue which has been harming the regional stability and peace.
Both India and Pakistan are nuclear powers and have amassed huge piles of conventional and nuclear terror goods, making the region highly explosive and vulnerable to a nuclear war. Both have wanted wars and cross fir attacks, killing and terrorizing Kashmiris.
Interestingly, India and Pakistan – both guilty of occupational crimes in Kashmir – cannot tolerate if the people support for the cause of a soverign Kashmir and peaceful South Asia. Those who support Indian brutalities are friends of India while those do not support state terror operations in Kashmir are viewed as bad guys. India, Like Israel, Indi also spends huge sums to watch any negative comments in global media and pay the media owners and editors to block such views about Indian crimes in Kashmir and to write well about the occupational causes of Indian state, media, intelligence and military.
India’s official opinions and news paint Kashmir Muslims as bad guys who, according to them, willingly play into the dirty hands of Islamabad which seeks to snatch away Kashmir in full from India.
Kashmir does not belong either to India or Pakistan or, for that matter, to China.
Pakistan on January 05 urged the world community to tell India that “enough is enough” over Kashmir and hold a promised referendum in the state. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his foreign policy chief Sartaj Aziz, addressing an International Parliamentary Seminar on Kashmir here, said Pakistan was determined to support Kashmiris despite certain foreign policy challenges. “Seventy years of brutal repression and Kashmiri struggle in the face of that oppression have shown cries of freedom cannot be stifled by sounds of bullets,” Sharif said.
Sartaj Aziz said the government “will continue highlighting the Kashmir issue and human rights violations there”. Pakistan, he said, had to prove wrong New Delhi’s stance that Islamabad was fuelling trouble in Kashmir. “It is purely an indigenous movement led by Kashmiri youth and without any external support,” he stressed. Admitting that there were foreign policy challenges, Aziz said it was very difficult to stand ground during testing times for protecting vital interests. Pakistan’s position, he said, had strengthened the Kashmir cause and the international community was now asking India to discuss the dispute.
Pakistan last year launched an extensive international outreach to mobilize support for Kashmir movement, sending 22 parliamentarians as special envoys to important international capitals amid a deadly unrest in the valley that left nearly 100 people dead after the July 8 killing of militant leader Burhan Wani.
The turmoil in Kashmir, which India blamed on Pakistan, worsened the already deteriorating ties between the two countries. Aziz said it was not possible for the two neighbours to hold peace talks on unilateral conditions laid by India. “The basic problem is that Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to improve relations on his own terms. One of his basic conditions is that there should be no discussion on Kashmir,” Aziz said, this was not acceptable to Pakistan.
It appears Kashmiris on both sides of the IOC divide would like to have their own nation as it had existed before it was invaded, divided and annexed by India, Pakistan and China.
As such, if a referendum is organized in Jammu Kashmir by the UN, Kashmiris would vote for a soverign nation instead of being a part of India, Pakistan or China.
Who wants to be a slave or a subordinate today?
Obviously, India does not consider seriously, even after killing over 1000,000 Kashmiri Muslims and making the neighboring nation with Muslim majority destabilized and weak, driving many young people out of Kashmir, of surrendering Jammu Kashmiri back to Kashmiris.
Meanwhile, China and Pakistan should make sincere efforts to seek defacto recognition by UN of Jammu Kashmir as a sovereign nation. Pakistani regime needs to do more to make Jammu Kashmir a soverign nation so that Kashmiris live with dignity and stop its own plan to make Kashmir a part of Pakistan which itself is baldy destabilized by NATO and has the dangerous tendency for geographical divisions with the nation.
India and Pakistan alone cannot decide the Kashmir issue amicably as both want to continue to occupy Kashmir and continue their fight to terrorize the besieged Kashmiris.
Like India. Pakistan also is devoid of proper governance as corruption and nepotism have reached the Himalayan heights.
An independent Kashmir is in the best interest of both India and Pakistan and SA region as a whole.