Peace not possible until resolution of Kashmir issue | The Nation
KARACHI - Hizbul Mujahideen Kashmir supreme commander Syed Salahuddin said on Sunday that peace in the region would not be possible until the Kashmir dispute was not resolved in accordance with the UN resolutions
.Addressing a press conference at the Jamaat-e-Islami’s Karachi office, Idara-e-Noor-e-Haq, the HMK head said the people of Kashmir had great expectations from the government and the people of Pakistan
He called for the inclusion of the Kashmir issue in the Pakistan-India talks. The top commander ruled out the Indian claims that the Kashimiris were not interested in the talks, saying, “We are not against the negotiations, but we want our (Kashmiri’s) role in the negotiation as a third force.Criticising the present PPP-led government, he alleged that it had violated the country’s 64-year-long policy on Kashmir by awarding the Most-Favoured Nation status to India.
The commander said that until India did not resolve the longstanding issue in accordance with the Kashmiris’ aspirations, the MFN status to India would remain a concern for them.
He added it was totally unintelligible and inconceivable decision on the part of the government to give MFN status to state that had been violating the international norms of justice.” This decision would have dire consequences on the Kashmiris’ peaceful struggle to achieve their legitimate right. He asserted that the government’s decision was against the ideology and sayings of the founder of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah.He claimed that India-trained terrorists were involved in the insurgency in Balochistan province, saying that India had constructed 16 dams
in Kashmir to block the water share of Pakistan to destroy its agriculture.
The Hizb commander vehemently criticised the world powers policy on Kashmir, and said that world powers and western countries were not serious over the Kashmir issue. He alleged that the West and world powers had adopted dual standards on Kashmir to appease the Indian government.He ruled out the impression that the Kashmir freedom movement was affected after the incident of 9/11.
Salahuddin vowed that the struggle against the Indian occupation would continue until the last drop of his blood.
He urged the Pakistan government to highlight the Kashmir issue and the Indian state terror in the occupied valley of Kashmir. He called for national unity, and asked for diplomatic campaign on international level to undertake the Indian aggression against Kashmiri people. Hizbul Mujahadeen deputy commander Javeed Qasoori, JI Karachi Chief Mohammad Hussain Mehanti, Naseem Siddiqui, and Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehman were also present on the occasion.