SRINAGAR: Chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM), Syedah Aasiyeh Andrabi, on Thursday said that Pakistan must prepare its envoys in various countries regarding the Kashmir issue in order to defeat “false Indian claims” at the International level.
In a statement issued here, Andrabi, while welcoming the latest stand of the Government of Pakistan (GoP) with regard to Kashmir, said that Pakistan has now begun to understand its responsibility towards the people and their resistance movement in Jammu and Kashmir.
“The statement by the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mian Nawaz Sharif, in which he has said that the GoP will take initiatives at the diplomatic and all other levels to highlight the Kashmir issue and will force India to shun its claim that Kashmir is its ‘integral part’, is yet another gesture that should be lauded. He also said that Kashmir is an internationally-acclaimed dispute recognised by the UN and to which India is also a signatory,” she said.
She said calling an emergency meeting on July 29 of all its envoys in different countries was another “practical” and “rightful” step taken by GoP.
“The envoys will be prepared to play an effective role in highlighting the Kashmir issue in the countries where they have been send as envoys,” she said.
She appealed Pakistan PM to make its envoys aware about the Kashmir issue in its historical and all other relevant perspectives.
“Every Kashmiri is today saying that they want freedom. So, to take this resistance movement to its logical conclusion and to make the world aware about what Kashmiris are facing, Pakistan must fulfill its duty and the responsibility,” she said.
She said that the stand of Dukhtaran-e-Millat is that India “isn’t even a party to the Kashmir dispute”.
“India has forcefully occupied Kashmir and an occupier can’t be a party to the resolution of any dispute. The worldwide view that Kashmir is a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan is also false as an occupier and coloniser can’t be made a party to it,” she said.
She said that Pakistan-administered Kashmir hasn’t been occupied by Pakistan.
“Pakistan hasn’t merged Azad Kashmir into the country and there is a Prime Minister of its own in Azad Kashmir. The GoP believes that Kashmir is a disputed territory and isn’t claiming Azad Kashmir as its part. This is a realistic approach of Pakistan,” she said.
“Despite the fact that we want to be the part of Pakistan, Pakistan doesn’t claim Kashmir as its part but on the other hand, India, forcefully, is trying to merge Kashmir and is unleashing every sort of brutality to fulfill its sinister dreams. This has been happening since 1947 but the people of JK have not accepted it and are struggling against it. It has to be told to the world,” she added.
Further, she urged people to march with “discipline” to Nowhatta on July 29 to make the ‘Jamia Masjid chalo’ a success.