Time for world leadership to resolve Kashmir issue: Shabir Shah

Srinagar: Urging the world leadership to push for resolution of Kashmir dispute during the ongoing United Nations session, the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah Monday cautioned that there was a possibility of a “big tragedy” is the long-pending issues wasn’t resolved.
“If the long-pending dispute of Kashmir is not resolved through implementation of the UN resolutions, there is every possibility of occurrence of any big tragedy in the subcontinent due to unending rivalry between the two nuclear neigboring nations – India and Pakistan,” Shah said in a statement.
He expressed hope that Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharrif in his address at UN will stress on resolution of Kashmir issue as per implementation of UN resolutions and persuade world leadership to exert pressure on India in this regard.
He also urged Sharrif to “expose India’s hollow claims of religious tolerance before the world community”.
“The United Nations, United States, OIC and European Parliament are duty bound to take a first-hand account of the situation in occupied territory of Jammu and Kashmir. They must see how an imperialistic power like India has turned the paradise into hell, with the might of 7 lakh forces,” he said.
The Freedom Party chairman further said, “It’s imperative upon the representatives of the United Nations to take cognizance of killing of more than half a million people in Jammu and Kashmir and unabated human rights violations committed by Indian occupational forces and its agencies since last 68 years. The UN members should stand up for justice and fulfill their responsibilities by stressing India to resolve the issue as the lingering of Kashmir dispute will only lead to instability and destruction in the whole region.”
Shah said the ‘Global Economy’ is impossible without political stability and improving the human life standard which implies respect for human life. “If UN can interfere and resolve other world issues what prevents it from playing role with regard to Kashmir dispute,” Shah said.
Meanwhile, the party spokesperson in a statement vehemently criticized the state administration over “arrests of youths, party members and undue restrictions on activities of pro-freedom leadership”.