Sardar Masood Khan, President Azad Kashmir has expressed his gratitude to the people of Baluchistan for their unflinching support to the people of Jammu and Kashmir for their right to self-determination and freedom from Indian oppression.
President Khan made these remarks while addressing the participants of a National Security Workshop
The President said that India believes that it can resolve the Kashmir dispute by the use of brute force and state terrorism and by blocking all avenues for diplomacy and dialogue. This, he said, “is an illusion because India’s policy of
The President said that former BJP government External Minister Yashwant Sinha has recently revealed that the ruling BJP is using the doctrine of brute force, advocated by Chanakya centuries ago, to kill and crush Kashmiris.
Sinha said that India did not believe in consensus, democracy or humanity (Insaniyat), but only in the use of brute force, Masood Khan added.
Sardar Masood Khan maintained that India has unleashed
The President informed his audience of the ongoing carnage in IOK especially targeting teenagers in
The President thanked Prime Minister Imran Khan and Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi for their efforts to apprise the UN about the brutal killings in Pulwama and other cities of IOK and for instructing Embassies to highlight the horrendous human rights violations in IOK, with renewed
He said last year two comprehensive reports on human rights violations being committed with impunity by the Indian forces were released by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the British Parliament showing how Indian forces are using excessive force in a vain effort to subjugate Kashmiris. After the publication of these reports, the people of Jammu and Kashmir rightly expect from the UN Security Council and
Speaking about the global perspective on Kashmir, the President said that we will have to shape it because nobody, especially influential capitals, will come forward voluntarily to rescue Kashmiris. “The world will
If the UN resolutions have not been implemented, he said, because of the
The dire and appalling situation in the
“India, from time to time uses the hoax of talks to blur
He said that many formulas have
The President said that any formula that is developed should be acceptable to all stakeholders, especially the Kashmiris who are the key constituents aspiring to decide their political future. The UN Security Council resolutions should be the starting point for any fresh
However, the first task for the international community, he said, is to prepare and persuade India to come out of denial and sincerely work for a political and diplomatic solution of the dispute. Until then, unilateral, premature formulas and concessions should not be aired because it takes two to tango and, in this case, it should take three to tango, with the facilitation of the UN.
Concessions are made when all parties to the dispute and their interlocutors, after establishing their credibility and sincerity of purpose, go down to the wire in intense negotiations, to find a win-win solution.
The President apprised the participants of the frequent violations of the Line of Control by India of the 2003 Ceasefire Agreement leading to loss of precious lives, serious injuries
President Masood Khan said that Azad Kashmir was focused on the development of its infrastructure, energy, industrial, mining, and tourism sectors and, in this context, will like to collaborate more closely with Baluchistan.