SRINAGAR: “The freedom struggle in Jammu & Kashmir has passed through its transformation from armed struggle to a non-violent mass movement. This non-violent, indigenous and peaceful struggle needs to be recognized and strengthened by the world powers.”
This was stated by Barrister Sultan Mahmood Choudhary, former Prime Minister of Pakistan-administered Kashmir and senior leader of Pakistan Peoples Party PaK while addressing the press and community leaders in Springfield, Virginia, according to a statement.
Barrister added that the international community has maintained silence at “the unending atrocities, which the people of Kashmir are facing on daily basis. The international community seems to forget about Kashmir in the midst of everything that happens in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The world powers should know that there would be no peace in Afghanistan until there is a solution of the Kashmir conflict. The road to peace in Afghanistan goes through Kashmir.”
Barrister Sultan urged India to positively respond to Pakistan’s “sincere efforts and willingness for a peaceful settlement on all issues through composite dialogue, including the Kashmir dispute.” He added that Kashmiris are the real sufferers and unless they are taken on board no such process can make any headway.