World powers failed Kashmir: Salahuddin

Srinagar: Accusing United Nations and United State of being partial and biased with regard to Kashmir imbroglio, United Jihad Council (UJC) chairman Syed Salahuddin Wednesday said that world powers intervene only when their interests are at stake. He said that global powers wasted no time in resolving issues like East-Timor, Scotland and South Sudan. “These powers act as mute spectators when it comes to Kashmir though over 18 resolutions with regard to Kashmir are present in United Nations,” he said and asked Pakistan to extend “military support” to Kashmir’s freedom fighters to “help them accomplish their long-cherished goal of freedom from India.”

“The festering (Kashmir) issue is not going to resolve through talks or resolutions. Pakistan should militarily support Kashmiris by providing resources to the ‘mujahideen’ (militants),” he said at a press conference at Central Press Club Muzaffarabad.

He said that there are people in India who acknowledge Kashmir as a dispute and accept that India has been unleashing terror in Kashmir. He added that India has been misleading world over Kashmir issue though world organizations like Amnesty International and Asia Watch has completely exposed the dual policies of India.

He accused India of inflicting brutalities over minorities and said that since 1947 thousands of Muslims have been butchered and not a single culprit was booked or punished. “India has broken all the records of terror in Kashmir. It has depriving people of Kashmir from their birth right. It has been indulging in arson, arrests, killings, rape, enforced disappearances and other crimes in Valley,” he said.

The United Jihad Council Chief according to news agency CNS said that after the martyrdom of Burhan Wani, Indian government exercised each and every brutish measure to suppress the unarmed freedom-seeking people, but, ironically, neither did the international community appear upset over the atrocities nor the double-standard wielding world powers tried to rein in the oppressor,” he said.

“When the world is paying no heed to us, the only option left with us is the armed struggle,” he said.

Alleging that Government of India wants to change the Muslim majority character of Jammu and Kashmir, Syed Salahuddin appealed Kashmiri Pandits to return back to Valley. “You (migrant Pandits) will get more respect from Muslim if you settle in your own houses. People in Kashmir will foil all the ill designs of India,” he said.

Salahuddin said that Syed Ali Shah Geelani and other pro freedom leaders along with people are up in arms against India. “Tunnels are being erected to strengthen the occupation. Forests are being burnt and occupied,” he said.

“Kashmiri people should thwart all these conspiracies with the power of unity and harmony,” he added. (CNS)

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