No chance of bilateral dialogue with India over Kashmir: Masood

Sandra Loyd

President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Sardar Masood Khan has actually stated neither India would concern the table for talks on Kashmir nor Pakistan wish to delight in talks with the former owing to its conduct in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K).

“India has changed dynamics of the area unilaterally. So we would not sit with them around the negotiating table,” Masood stated in a TELEVISION interview.

He stated that Kashmir concern has actually been internationalised and multi-lateralised and we must not bring it to the bilateral level. Since bilateral settlements have actually been a mirage and India has actually been utilizing them as a tool to perpetuate its hang on the Jammu and Kashmir area. “So, I think that we have this new space in the international domain. We should use it, not lose it.”

When asked to comment on the Simla Arrangement, which mentions that India and Pakistan will settle their distinctions by tranquil methods through bilateral settlements, President Masood stated the arrangement is now redundant primarily since of unilateral Indian actions in IOJ&K.

Nevertheless, he stated although the Simla Arrangement is obsolete,“we haven’t changed our stance and we shouldn’t” He stressed that,“instead, we should use the full potential of the United Nations. We should use this platform because it is relevant to the Kashmir issue” He kept that Pakistan and people of Jammu and were all set for the third-party mediation

“I think that as citizens of Pakistan, we are ready for the diplomacy of any kind. I believe that the starting point of such diplomacy should be the United Nations Security Council resolutions because these were drawn after prolonged deliberations and should not be set aside.”

Even More, the Kashmiris must be associated with any indirect or direct settlements on Kashmir. They are the real party to the conflict, he stated.

The AJK president stated since of Indian actions in IOJ&K, there is a big response and animosity in the occupied area along with in Azad Kashmir and Pakistan. “Also, in the world: the diaspora community is seething with anger because India is committing serious crimes with impunity,” he added.

Masood alerted that the occupied area and AJK are currently dangerous and will lead to more radicalisation of Kashmiri youth. This is why the Indian profession forces are targeting Kashmiri youth. Every day they assassinate these Kashmiris in phony encounters, he kept.

“I foresee more militarisation and radicalisation of the Kashmiri youth. So, the risk of war increases,” he stated.

Commemorating the having a hard time people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the president stated they in spite of India’s hostility and brutalisation for the past 7 years and in spite of many sacrifices, have not capitulated and they are identified to continue this battle which is a genuine battle.

“I must also add that Kashmiris are the bravest people in the world. If you go to other parts of the world where there is conflict, you have combat between armed groups. Here, on one side you have 900,000 Indian troops to brutalise the people of Kashmir while on the other you have 230 or 300 so-called militants,” the president concluded.

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