Pakistan asks worldwide group to chorus from calling Kashmir a ‘bilateral issue’

Arun Joshi
Tribune News Service

Jammu, July 5 

Pakistan has launched a world marketing campaign, via PoK leaders, asking the worldwide group to chorus from terming Kashmir as a bilateral “dispute” between India and Pakistan.

It has launched a robust plea—to contain a 3rd get together—with a purpose to resolve the problem earlier than an escalation results in a battle between the 2 nations.

The marketing campaign has been launched via webinars, through which PoK President Masood Khan said that the United Kingdom—that dominated undivided India earlier than the Partition in 1947—to not bask in “diplomatic escapism” and desist from calling Kashmir a “ bilateral issue.”

This is the start of a big scale marketing campaign, deliberate by Pakistan, to drum up help for third-party mediation on J&Okay.

In a webinar, titled ‘Twin Lockdown in Kashmir and Global Response’ organized on Saturday by Tehreek-e-Hurriyat-UK, a pro-Pakistan lobbyist group within the UK, POK president requested British Parliamentarians and civil society of Britain “to invoke 10 Downing Street and foreign office as also the Commonwealth office to reflect on the deteriorating situation in Kashmir.”

Tehreek-e-Hurriyat was based by Syed Ali Shah Geelani in September 2003 after he had parted methods with the unique Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. Geelani had not too long ago resigned from his faction of the Hurriyat Conference that included Tehreek-e-Hurriyat as one of many constituents.

In his resignation, Geelni had charged the APHC chapter of PoK with corruption.

Now, Pakistan is searching for to blunt his criticism and within the course of is rebuffing its standpoint of resolving the problem via dialogue between Delhi and Islamabad.

Pakistani media experiences quoted Labour MP Liam Byrne saying “the United Kingdom had to drop the pretence that this disputed issue must be resolved bilaterally. There should be impartial third-party mediation for the resolution of the issue in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions on Kashmir.”

Byrne went to the extent of bringing a spectre of battle between India and Pakistan. He mentioned: “There was a risk of war if the situation escalated amongst the two neighbours.”

MP Nadia Whittome (Labour) demanded the withdrawal of troops and an finish to human rights violations in ‘Occupied’ Kashmir. She mentioned that Articles 35-A and 370 must be instantly restored.

Some British Parliamentarians, inclined to a 3rd get together resolving the problem, additionally took half on this webinar. The theme of the seminar was to current an image of misery in Kashmir after August 5 final 12 months when the Government of India had scraped the particular standing of the state of Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated it into the 2 union territories.

India maintains that the one dispute is concerning the territories illegally occupied by Pakistan throughout the LoC, together with PoK and Gilgit-Baltistan. India has requested Pakistan to vacate these territories.


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