India’s LoC firing can spark off bigger conflict: Sardar Khalid

India’s LoC firing can spark off bigger conflict: Sardar Khalid

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD – The JK Peoples Party President Sardar Khalid Ibrahim Khan has warned that continuous ceasefire violations by Indian forces could spark off bigger conflict. “India is burning the peace in the region, her unabated firings in the region can destroy peace. New Delhi should not forget that against all norms of international law and conventions she is an aggressor in Jammu and Kashmir. She has started playing now with live fire. We warn India to desist from such tactics. Her firing cannot dent the resolve of the Kashmiris who have already laid down over 100,000 lives in the ongoing struggle since December 1989”, Sardar Khalid expressed his resolve in a telephonic talk with Kashmir Watch here on Thursday.

Asked how the resolution of the Kashmir dispute would come about, Sardar Khalid who has remained twice member of the AJK Assembly said that “his party believes in the UN resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir. Those resolutions must be implemented by the international community. Those resolutions are in fact an international consensus on Kashmir dispute solution. India herself is the signatory to those resolutions; she cannot now back out of that international commitment”.

He vehemently condemned consistent violations of ceasefire line by India and prayed for the uplift of status of those Pakistan army jawans and officers who were martyred in the ongoing firing. To another question Sardar Khalid said that at proper time all parties Kashmir conference could also be convened. All Kashmiri political parties are one on Kashmir issue. Replying another query the JK PP chief said that his party has clear cut manifesto to resolve the issues of the masses. “We don’t believe in the hollow slogans. We believe and want others to believe in the truth of Kashmir conflict. The LoC is, to me, ceasefire line. It cannot be made permanent as New Delhi wanted it to be. Kashmiris would resist it. Neither we can brook division of Jammu and Kashmir. He praised the role of the Kashmir Watch in projecting the cause of Kashmir.

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