Urges Int’l bodies to rescue Kashmiris from ‘Indian brutalities’
Srinagar: Kashmir is neither an integral part of India nor are the happenings in Kashmir an internal matter of New Delhi, Kashmir high court Bar Association said on Friday while terming the reference to the Constitution of J&K in Rajya Sabha as totally misconceived, irrelevant and redundant.
Addressing an executive committee, president of the lawyers body Mian Abdul Qayoom stated that when General Council of All J&K National Conference passed a resolution for convening a Constituent Assembly for deciding the accession issue, Pakistan raised the issue before the Security Council, where B.N. Rao, an Indian representative and the leader of Indian delegation, in his speech, made on 29 March 1951 assured the Council that while the constituent Assembly may, if it so desires, express an opinion on the accession, but it could take no decision on it and any opinion expressed by it, would not bind the government of India. Consequently the Security Council, which was already seized of the matter, passed a resolution on 30 May 1951, where-under, it affirmed that the convening a Constituent Assembly and any action that the Assembly might attempt to take to determine the future shape and affiliation of the entire state or any part thereof, would not constitute a disposition of the State, Qayoom said.
while reminding the government of India and Pakistan of the principles embodied in Security Council Resolutions of 21 April 1948, 03 June 1948 and 14 March 1950 and United Nations Commission for India and Pakistan resolutions dated 13 August 1948 and 05 January 1949, he stated that final disposition of the State of J&K will be made in accordance with the will of the people to be expressed by them, through the democratic method of a free and impartial plebiscite, conducted under the auspices of the United Nations.
He said that when Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah was dismissed as Prime Minister of J&K on 09 Aaugust 1953 and was detained, he while in detention, addressed a letter to the President of the Constituent Assembly on 16 Aaugust 1956, when the Constitution was going to be finalized that by 9th August action, as well as by the long record of black deeds in and outside the house, the present Govt. and the Assembly have completely forfeited the confidence of the electorate and they no longer represent the political and economic aspiration of the people and that it will be the height of treachery, if such a body sits to frame a fundamental law for the people and their future generation and that nothing can be worst betrayal of their aspirations.
The Bar President also stated that the devising of any Economic Package for the people of Kashmir or bringing into Kashmir any Tourist Traffic, has all along been the policy of Indian authorities to strengthen their “unlawful” hold of Kashmir and that the establishment of Sainik Colonies and Resettlement of Kashmiri Pandits in separate clusters or implementing the Industrial policy are all tools of repression, which have been rightly rejected by the people of Kashmir.
While condemning the atrocities being committed on the people of Kashmir, the Bar requested the International Community to come to the rescue of the people of Kashmir and ask India to fulfill its promise, made to the people of Kashmir at the International Fora, as well as both inside and outside the Parliament, to bring peace to the Sub-Continent and also to avoid any Nuclear War, between the two neighbouring countries, on the issue of Kashmir.