Resolving Kashmir issue will bring peace in S.A region, says Mushahid Husain | Pakistan Today

Resolving Kashmir issue will bring peace in S.A region, says Mushahid Husain

Prime Minister’s Special Envoy on Jammu and Kashmir Mushahid Hussain Syed, on a visit to the United States, submitted a dossier containing evidence of the atrocities carried out by Indian forces in occupied Kashmir to Special Assistant to President Barack Obama, Peter Lavoy.

In a program organised by the think tank Atlantic Council, Mushahid Hussain Syed met Special Assistant to President Barack Obama, Peter Lavoy on Friday where he briefed the latter about the situation in occupied Kashmir.

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Mushahid Hussain informed Peter Lavoy about Indian atrocities and human rights violations in occupied Kashmir and said that Indian aggression has adversely impacted the security situation in South Asia.

Mushahid Hussain said the silence of the international community, especially the United States, on the Kashmir atrocities has proven to be dangerous for the security situation in the region.

“Kashmir issue is important. Without peace in occupied Kashmir it is not possible to have peace in the region,” said Mushahid Hussain, who was also accompanied by Shezra Mansab, another Kashmir Envoy, during the meeting.

Hussain said US-India relations are the reason for Pakistan’s burgeoning ties with Russia.

“We [Pakistan] are observing a change in US diplomatic policy,” he added.

Hussain said every action has a reaction, and Pakistan felt the need to develop close ties with Russia after President Obama’s two visits to India.

“This was the start of a new chapter in Pakistan-Russia ties.”

The senator added that Russia is in favour of building a working relationship with countries of the region and it has also started a dialogue process with Afghan Taliban through back-door channels.

He said the US State Department had refused to give visa to then Gujrat Chief Minister Narinder Modi in 2006, but when Modi was elected as Indian Prime Minister, US changed its policy for political gains.

“This U-turn of US policy can be traced back to the time of Bush administration when the US-India nuclear deal was signed which was against the law of non-proliferation of nuclear weapons,” said Hussain.

“Stability of Afghanistan and eradication of terrorism is a top priority of the US, which needs Pakistan to play a role in the peace-process. Pakistan is not only providing its assistance in the peace process but also facing damages,” stated the senator while addressing the audience.

-Violating Indus Waters Treaty will be an act of war-

The senator stated India can not violate the Indus Waters Treaty, as that will constitute an act of war.

“Apart from Pakistan and India, the World Bank is also a stakeholder in the treaty,” said Hussain.

Commenting on the Uri attack in India-held Kashmir, Husain said, “UN military observer group for India and Pakistan should investigate the Uri attack. Crossing the Line of Control to attack any target in India is not possible for any militant.”

He added that if India has any evidence or intelligence regarding the attack, it should be shared with Pakistan.

A contingent of Russian ground forces arrived in Pakistan earlier in September for the first ever joint Pak-Russian military exercise.

The two-week-long exercise is expected to continue until Oct 10. The exercises with Russian ground forces come at a time when tensions between Pakistan and India are running high following an attack on the Uri military camp in India-held Kashmir.

Around 200 military personnel of both countries will participate in the drills.

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  1. rakesh said:

    It wil also solve the terirism probleme in Afganistan, Israel , Irak, seria , Iran.. Bangladesh.. Baluchistan.. Gilgit… America.. France.. Turky..? .yes.. or…

  2. Guest said:

    There are good reasons why there no takers for Pakistan's K-Rant…

  3. Guest said:

    The solution for peace in this region and the globe is to take away the Nukes of Pakistan and North Korea, and sanction and punish China for supporting & mentoring these two rouge States!

  4. Mohan said:

    For that purpose only our former PM, Mr. A.B. Vajpayee took a bus and traveled straight to Pak but you have back stabbed. Therefore, avoid back stabbing. What answer are you going to give us about Mr. Vajpayee's Lahore visit to hold a peaceful discussion. Don't tell that there is no mud particle under your feet after putting your leg in marshy land.

  5. Mohsin said:

    Kashmiri people dont like to live with Indians. They should be freed neither with Pakistan nor India, Kashmir should be independent.

  6. Guest said:

    Cry till eternity, kashmir will always remain with india.. In democracy everyone is free, and free to elect its own ruler.. if someone thinks they are not free please move out and go where they think they will be happy.. but Kashmir and its people are Indian and will always remain IN India.

  7. Guest said:

    The current agitation in Indian-Held Kashmir is rooted in the struggle of the people for the exercise of the right of self-determination. Peaceful processions chanting demands for freedom were fired upon by Indian Army and police. Thousands of men, women and children have been killed or wounded.

    1. New Delhi's allegation of assistance to the Kashmiri people from the Pakistan side is unfounded. Objective reports in foreign media testify that the Kashmiri agitation is indigenous.

    2. Pakistan upholds the right of the people of Jammu and Kashmir to self-determination in accordance with the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council. These resolutions of 1948 and 1949 provide for the holding of a free and impartial plebiscite for the determination of the future of the state by the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

    3. The basic points about the UN resolution are that:

    • The complaint relating to Kashmir was initiated by India in the Security Council;

    • The Council explicitly and by implications, rejected India's claim that Kashmir is legally Indian territory;

    • The resolutions established self-determination as the governing principal for the settlement of the Kashmir dispute. This is the world body's commitment to the people of Kashmir;

    • The resolutions endorsed a binding agreement between India and Pakistan reached through the mediation of UNCIP, that a plebiscite would be held, under agreed and specified conditions.

    1. The Security Council has rejected the Indian contention that the people of Kashmir have exercised their right of self-determination by participating in the "election" which India has from time to time organized in the Held Kashmir. The 0.2% turn out during the 1989 "elections" was the most recent clear repudiation of the Indian claim.

    2. Pakistan continues to adhere to the UN resolutions. These are binding also on India.

    3. The Simla Agreement of 2 July 1972, to which Pakistan also continues to adhere, did not alter the status of Jammu and Kashmir as a disputed territory:

    · Para 6 of the Agreement lists “a final settlement of Jammu and Kashmir" as one of the outstanding questions awaiting a settlement.

    · Para 4 (ii) talks of a "Line of Control" as distinguished from an international border. Furthermore, it explicitly protects "the recognized position of either side." The recognized position of Pakistan is the one, which is recognized by the United Nations and the World Community in general.

    · Article 1(iv) obviously refers to the Kashmir issue when it talks of "the basic issues and causes of conflict which have bedeviled the relations between the two countries for the last 25 years"

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