Dr. Mustafa Kamaal Additional General Secretary National Conference Monday castigated MoS Prime Minister’s Office Dr Jitendra Singh for claiming that Kashmir is not an issue at all. Kamal said that it is an fact that it was the “ Armistice “brokered by united Nations between the two armies of India and Pakistan in 1948 at the behest of New Delhi that has given Pakistan the possession of a third of erstwhile J&K state called POK or Azad Kashmir and has stationed UNMOGIP (United Nations military observers groups) in India and Pakistan to oversee the implementation and sanctity of the Armistice. The dilly-dallying by India and unilateral violations of UN resolutions by Pakistan the Kashmir Problem continues to hang fire and defy an amicable settlement of this festering wound and painful legacy of the partition of the Indian sub continent in 1947 at the end of the British Imperial rule in India.
The main victim of this unfinished agenda of partition have been the people of J&K state. To set its house in order India should honor the legal and constitutional framework set out by the instrument of accession of Maharaja Hari Singh way back in 1947 and based on it the “ Delhi agreement of 1952 and Article 370 of the Indian constitution” as they stood in their pristine glory,” Kamal said in a statement to CNS adding that New Delhi has systematically and brazenly violated these solemn agreements through It’s puppet Governments from 1953 to 1975 to the detriment of peoples welfare and peace and stability of the region with both countries being nuclear powers now there is a threat to world peace as well not withstanding the three wars fought over Kashmir by the two countries till date.
He said that in view of the rigid posturing of both and stubborn attitude of India it is time to give a thought to the sane and golden advice of late Sheikh Abdullah that “Kashmir issue is basically a human problem let J&K state be a bridge of peace and friendship between India and Pakistan and soften the borders for hassle free trade and travel between the two parts of J&K State and that the lines showing India and Pakistan as separate countries on the map should not divide the hearts and minds of the people of these two countries”,