Srinagar: Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) chief Mohammad Ashraaf Sehrai on Friday slammed Mani Shanker Aiyar’s statement, saying Jammu and Kashmir’s accession with India had no constitutional or moral justification.
Diplomat turned politician and senior Indian National Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has said that the accession of Kashmir was based on an integral part and Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah who was the Prime Minister of Jammu and Kashmir in 1947 met Jawahar Lal Nehru and he accepted that “Kashmir is an integral part of India.”
“Neither Maharaja was not a chosen leader of masses,” Sehrai said in a statement. “He had no mandate for signing the instrument of accession nor was Sheikh Abdullah had any mandate to decide the future of millions of people without asking them their opinion, and in-fact Sheikh Abdullah paved way for himself to capture the seat of the State’s prime ministership.”
TeH chief further said that Alastair Lamb, a historian, in his book “Birth of a Tragedy” provides a proof which cannot be challenged by any observer or any analyst. “According to him V.P. Menon could not be trusted when he claimed to have been actually present when the Maharaja signed, are simply not true,” Sehrai added.
Kashmir problem is a created tragedy, “which placed humanity on tenterhooks for over seventy-two years”, he said.
“The correct perspective had received UN recognition followed by UN Resolutions to hold plebiscite but it is being fogged now,” he said.