Expressing her inability to attend a meeting with Pakistan national advisor Sartaj Aziz because of her bad health, Dukhtaran e Millat president Syedah Aasiyeh Andrabi has however said that Kashmir should be the core issue of the talks between the two countries held anywhere at any level.A Dukhtaran e Millat spokesperson in a statement issued to KNS said that the party president was formally invited by Pakistan national advisor Sartaj Aziz for a meeting before he meets his Indian counterpart in New Delhi. The spokesperson, however, said that Syedah Aasiyeh Andrabi is in bad health and unable to take a long journey. She said that Syedah Aasiyeh Andrabi has a problem in both her knees and is being given therapies on daily basis. The spokesperson said that Dukhtaran e Millat president’s inability of taking a long journey was duly conveyed to the Pak high commission in India.
Syedah Aasiyeh Andrabi has however stressed upon Pakistan to talk about Kashmir as a core issue on whichever level talks are held with India. She said that Kashmir is a core issue between India and Pakistan and a basis of all the issues both the countries are burdened with. She said that India wants to engage Pakistan in the supplementary issues and wants to keep the Kashmir on back burner which should be never and in no case accepted by Pakistan.She hoped that Sartaj Aziz on his meeting with Indians will make it very much clear that no talks can proceed between the two countries without Kashmir being the center point. She said that Pakistan has a strong case over Kashmir and she should talk with authenticity and confidence and should not give an impression as if she is in awe of India. “May be both the countries have diplomatic compulsions to have meetings but let one thing be clear enough that India and Pakistan cannot have good trade and other relations until Kashmir was solved as per the wishes of Kashmiri’s” the spokesperson quoted Syedah Andrabi and added that on one hand is India trying to change the demography of Jammu Kashmir and is playing dangerous games and on other hand is engaging Pakistan in so called talks.
The spokesperson further quoted party president as having said “we are not against Pakistan talking to India but the bilateral relation should in no case be on the cost of Kashmir”. She has further said that Kashmiri’s are fighting for a legitimate cause and Pakistan’s support to the movement in just enough. She said that Sartaj Aziz should ask India not to play the dirty games in Jammu Kashmir to change the demography of the disputed state and at the same time should raise the issue of human rights violations being done by Indians in this area that has since long been occupied by India illegally. She further said that Pakistan should not do even a little compromise on its just stand about Kashmir.