UK based Kashmiris blame India for inciting violence in Pakistan

Posted in Kashmir with tags on June 19, 2009 by dimension117

LONDON (SANA): Blaming India of being behind the recent wave of terrorism in Pakistan to destabilize the country and deflect the world attention from occupied Kashmir, UK based Kashmiri parties have called upon Pakistani government to take up the issue with international community with the evidences of Indian involvement in terrorist acts.

Addressing a joint Press Conference in London, President All Parties Kashmir International Coordination Committee, (APKICC), Mohammad Ghalib, Secretary General Dr. Misfar Hussain along with other heads and representatives of Kashmiri groups demanded that Pakistan must share with International community the documentary evidences that were presented in the in camera session of National Assembly.

The briefing given by Interior Minister Rehman Malik to the Parliamentarian that has been published in national press of Pakistan clearly indicates Indian involvement in incidents of terrorism in Pakistan, the APKICC leader told the new conference. They said Kashmiri people have reservations over resumption of India – Pakistan dialogue as these parleys have produced nothing in last six years and are not likely to result into success in future because of Indian negative attitude towards the issue of Kashmir. India will use the talks as ploy to further consolidate its military hold over Kashmir.

They said that withdrawal of Indian and Pakistani forces from both sides of LoC, restoration of pre October 27, 1947 of status of Kashmir, and assigning the day to day administrative affairs of Kashmir to the Kashmiris is first step towards final settlement of Kashmir issue.

Condemning the gruesome incident of gang rape and murder of two women in Shoopian town of Occupied Kashmir, APKICC leaders urged world human rights bodies to probe into the incident and lodge protest with Indian authorities. The human rights bodies should take serious notice of the situation following the example set by Amnesty International which has raised its voice over brutal act of Indian forces.

Appreciating stance of Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Geelani’s statement that unresolved Kashmir issue is sole reason of tension between India and Pakistan that has to be resolved for lasting peace in the region, Kashmiri leaders urged PPP government in Pakistan to review Kashmir policy of the country framed by former military ruler General (Retired) Pervaiz Mushrraf.

The said Kashmiris are not against dialogue between India and Pakistan but want that talks should be meaningful and result oriented and Kashmir should be at the top of agenda. The APKICC also welcomed the statement of US Deputy Secretary of States on the issue of Kashmir and urged the United States to exert pressure on India to resolve Kashmir problem inline with international agreements pledges to bring peace and stability in the region.

The Kashmiri leaders also expressed their satisfaction over the electoral victory of pro-Kashmir members of European Parliament and hoped that they will continue their support to the struggle of Kashmiri people for their right of self determination and to raise voice over gross violation of human rights by India in Kashmir.

Prof Nazir Shawl, Zafar Khan, Maulana Bostan Qadri, Prof Mohammad Riaz, Mohammad Altaf, Councillor Dr Zulfiqar Ali, Ch Mohammad Sharif, Riaz Raza and other Kashmiri also spoke at the Press Conference.