Mushaal lauds Norway for caring about Kashmir


ISLAMABAD: The chairperson of Peace and Culture organisation and wife of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman Yasin Malik, Mushaal Hussein Mullick, has lauded Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg for raising the long-pending Kashmir issue during her recent visit to India.

In her statement issued on Saturday, she eulogised the Norwegian PM for showing her interest in providing help to find out a solution to the Kashmir issue.

Mullick said that Norway has a long history and experience of playing an active mediatory role in settling the bloody and intractable conflicts such as in Colombia, Sri Lanka, and Palestine.

Hence, she said, it can play a vital role in easing the rising tensions between India and Pakistan that could eventually lead to a resolution of the Kashmir dispute.

She said that I was warmly welcomed on the formal invitation by Former prime minister of Norway Kjell Magne Bondevik, and Senior Leader Conservative Party Aamir Sheikh to Oslo in April 2018.

“I was given a very warm and memorable welcome in Oslo, where a series of meetings were conducted by Kjell Magne Bondevik and Aamir Sheikh with various think tank heads, professors, experts, intellectuals, peace, and human rights organisation heads, members of foreign affairs committee of Norway’s parliament, leaders of political parties in Norway’s parliament,” she added.

Mullick said that talk was organised at the Literature House by the Oslo Centre to discuss the sufferings of Kashmiri people under occupation and the way forward towards a peaceful settlement.  The lecture was well attended with people from all walks of life, varying from government level officials to politicians, diplomats, intellectuals, writers, poets, experts in peacebuilding and human rights, students, women, children etc.

“I presented a painting (drawn by me) titled “Voices of Freedom, Voices of Peace” to Her Highness the Queen of Norway, Her Majesty Queen Sonja from the oppressed women and children of Occupied Jammu and Kashmir,” she added.

She sent me a reply on email in which she wrote that she greatly appreciated my painting and also thanked me for the message I wrote to her to listen to the voice of our voiceless nation.

Moreover, Mullick said that Norwegian premier’s stance for mediation showed that Norway government has great concern over the unabated atrocities committed by Indian occupied forces in Kashmir.

She stressed the need to involve all the stakeholders to find out a negotiated resolution to the issue, as Indian occupied forces did not resolve the issue through the use of force.