SRINAGAR: Chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM), Syedah Aasiyeh Andrabi, on Thursday criticised Pakistani government “for failing to play its role in resolving Kashmir dispute effectively.”
In a statement issued here, Andrabi said, “The people of Pakistan are with us wholeheartedly, but it seems that the establishment as well as all political parties are not as passionate and interested.”
“We observe January 5 as the day when the people of Jammu and Kashmir were guaranteed the right to determine their future in 1949. But why these resolutions are yet to be implemented. One of the reason is that Pakistan isn’t fulfilling its responsibility as effectively with regard to the Kashmir issue,” she said.
She said that Kashmiris are struggling from the past 70 years with an understanding that “Kashmir issue is an unfinished agenda of partition”. “So it is expected of Pakistan that it does more than what it is doing,” she said.
DeM chief said that it is ironic that the leaders in Pakistan are busy in “political fist fighting”. “How unfortunate is that these leaders forget Kashmir dispute after coming into the power,” she said.
Flaying the Pakistan for its weak foreign policy and influence in the international forums, Andrabi said: “The diplomatic efforts and influence of Pakistan is so weak that the UN is banning organisations like Jamat-u-Dawah and Falah-i-Insaniyat foundation. These organisations work tirelessly for the welfare of the humanity and are always ready to help the oppressed people wherever needed. These organisations provide relief to the troubled people in Palestine, Iraq, Myanmar and other places.”
“But it is unfortunate that under the influence of India and US, UN is putting sanctions on such organisations,” she said.
She asked why Pakistan is not able to expose “the Indian aggression” in UN. “Why is Pakistan is incapable of persuading the world that the Hindu organisations in India – RSS, Shiv Sena, Ram Sena , Karmi sena , Bajrangdal ,BJP and others, which are killing Muslims with absolute impunity, are terrorist organisations and get them banned,” she questioned.
Andrbai said that to mark the January 5, the day UN passed the Kashmir resolution, the people of Jammu and Kashmir must “pledge that they will continue the struggle against the illegal Indian occupation” until this issue isn’t resolved as per these UN resolutions.
She added: The Pakistan government, army as well as all political parties, must stand up collectively and play its role more effectively for the Kashmir cause.
“Pakistan is becoming pawns under the influence of infidels,” Andrabi said, “that is the reasons that the Muslims are being massacred and tortured everywhere.”
Taking a dig at the UN, Andrabi said that because of the uselessness and hypocrisy of UN, its resolutions on Kashmir are yet to be implemented.
“69 years have passed, but the UN is unable to do anything regarding the implementation of UN resolutions,” she added.
She said that this issue came into being with the creation of Pakistan when the Indian sub-continent was divided into two parts. “India illegally and forcibly occupied JK by sending its troops, and since then this issue is lingering,” she said, adding the Muslims of Jammu and Kashmir have been doing whatever they could to fight their occupation.
“As many as 6.5 lakh people have sacrificed their lives, the women have lost everything, we are being killed, maimed, jailed and the oppression continues. On January 6, 1993, Sopore saw the worst massacre in which one whole locality was burnt down. Dozens of people including small kids were charred to death. There are countless such massacres recorded in Kashmir’s brutal history,” DeM chief said.