Says 4-point formula, ‘out of box’ solutions rejected by J&K people
SRINAGAR:A day after chief minister Mehbooba Mufti called United Nation resolutions ‘unworkable’ in contemporary times, Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Sunday the resolutions form the bedrock for solution to the Kashmir dispute.
“Kashmir dispute can be resolved only by implementing the United Nation Security Council Resolutions and the resolutions of the United Nation’s Commission for India and Pakistan dated 13 August 1948 and 05 January 1949 for establishing a durable peace in the sub-continent,” the state’s largest lawyers’ body said, reiterating that former Pakistan president General Pervaiz Musharraf or India’s Prime minister Narendra Modi can neutralize 28 Security Council Resolutions including the two passed by the United Nation’s Commission for India and Pakistan.
“The world community as well as India and Pakistan are committed to hold a plebiscite in the State of J&K to enable the people to decide about their future, as has been done by the people of other princely states in terms of Indian Independence Act of 1947. It was also stated that the right of self-determination guaranteed by the security council resolutions to the people of Kashmir, is also embedded in article 253 of the constitution of India,” the lawyers’ body said in a statement issued after a meeting of its members here.
“No Musharraf and no Modi have the power to neutralize the effect of Security Council resolutions and/or come up with any out of box solution.”
It said that the ‘four point formula’ propounded by General Musharraf has already been rejected by the people of J&K and has no relevance in the present scenario. “Even if the two countries hold bilateral talks in the spirit of Shimla Agreement, there also it will be the United Nation Security Council resolutions, which will guide them in finding a solution to the Kashmir problem,” it said.
Bar emphasised that the pledges and promises made by Indian Leaders including “Gandhi and Nehru” before and after the passing of United Nation Security Council Resolutions also bind the Government of India to ascertain the wishes of the people in a free and impartial plebiscite to be conducted under United Nation auspices.
The lawyers’ body said it was high time for India and Pakistan to accede to their demand of right of self-determination.
“The Bar members also appreciated the decision of the Pakistan government in nominating and sending its 22 Parliamentarians, as Special Envoys to different countries of the world, for bringing to their notice, the brutalities and human rights abuses committed by Indian forces in Kashmir,” it said.
The Bar Association also condemned the killing of Shakeel Ahmad Ganai of Nikas Pulwama and Shahnawaz Ahmad Khatana of Bijbehara.
The Bar association has once again decided to apprise the World community including the United Nation Human Rights Council, Amnesty International, Asia Watch and other Human Rights Organizations of the World, to take notice of the happenings in Kashmir and play their constructive role, in stopping these abuses in Kashmir, the statement added.