UN resolutions implementation only solution for Kashmir dispute: Masood

MIRPUR: AJK President Sardar Masood Khan Tuesday said the solution of the Kashmir issue lay only in the implementation of the United Nationss resolutions.

“As a nation we must leverage our internal and external influences in order to create an effective

strategy for the amicable resolution of the Kashmir dispute”, he said while addressing the participants of the 31st Air War Course at the PAF Air War College, according to a press release issued by the AJK President Office.

Highlighting the historical genesis of the Kashmir dispute, the AJK President said it was through the collusion between the Maharaja, Indian leaders and the then Viceroy that disturbed the natural flow of history making Kashmir a disputed territory.

The fabricated document of accession, he said, led to Indian forces violently occupying Jammu and Kashmir consequently leading to the massacre of over 250,000 Muslims of the area. It was the first ethnic cleansing on such a scale in a post-world war era.

In view of the geographical continuity of the area, the integration of the people of Kashmir and Pakistan, and the legality of the matter, he said the land of Kashmir was an integral part of Pakistan.

Pakistan was constitutionally incomplete without Kashmir, he added.

Sardar Masood pointed out that the solution to the Kashmir dispute was given seven decades ago

through the UN Security Council’s resolutions. “The essence of the resolutions is a plebiscite, which is the only democratic and impartial solution. No agreement can substitute the resolutions of the UN.”

On creating awareness on the crisis unfolding in Kashmir, he said that an effective and unified communication strategy had to be devised in order to ingress the global civil society, parliaments of the powerful nations and influence international support to help create awareness of the human rights violations taking

place in the Indian occupied Kashmir.

The event was attended by Air Vice Marshall Abrar Ahmad SI (M), Commandant Air War College, senior faculty members and participants from other brotherly nations.