‘Kashmiris are most knowledgeable; don’t need lectures on education from killers’
Srinagar: Chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat, Syedah Aasiyeh Andrabi, on Sunday urged the UN general secretary, Ban Ki Moon, to impress upon India to hold a plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir rather than expressing concern on HR violations only.
She also criticized Moon for stating that this long-pending issue must be resolved bilaterally by India and Pakistan.
“From the past few days, Ban Ki moon has issued few statements on Kashmir but it is ironic that rather than using his chair and office to impress upon India to give the right to self-determination to the people of JK, he is only talking about the HR violations and states that India and Pakistan must resolve it bilaterally,” she said.
She said that Moon must understand his office’s responsibility vis-à-vis Kashmir issue and should fulfill the promises the world body has made to the people of Kashmir. “He must understand that he is not a PM of any country or a head of any political party. He is heading an organization which has passed 18 resolutions on the issue of Kashmir and this is the organization which has declared JK as a disputed territory,” she said.
She said it is the duty of UN to resolve this issue because it is this body which has passed resolutions on Kashmir that have been signed by all its member countries. “By stressing only on HR violations and stating that India and Pakistan should resolve this between themselves is an absolute dereliction of the duty the UN has vis-à-vis the resolution Kashmir issue,” she said.
“ The statements made by the UN gen secretary are similar to world politicians or that of many human rights organization. This organization must assert that India has illegally occupied Kashmir and is a disputed territory and neither India nor Pakistan has any legal right on JK, so the people of Kashmir should be given the right to self-determination- that is the a free and fair plebiscite-so that the people of Azad Kashmir and JK can decide their future,” she added.
She said that rather than making mere statements the UN must force India to implement the resolutions it has passed on Kashmir from time to time.