Echoing the claims of valley’s pro-freedom camp, National Conference Friday claimed that the resolutions adopted by United Nations, in past, for Kashmir issue have ‘relevance’ even during the present political scenario of Jammu and Kashmir.
“The UN resolutions are still relevant and that is the reason that we see the office of the United Nations Military Observers Group (UNMOG) here in valley since last six decades. The resolutions adopted by UN about Kashmir cannot be termed obsolete,” said Kamal, adding that the Kashmir issue has become the bone of contention between India and Pakistan and its resolution has become inevitable.
He further stated that it is because of the UN resolutions that India cannot move inside Pakistan administered Kashmir (PAK) and vice-versa. “It is UN that has prevented both the courtiers to enter into confrontation against each other about Kashmir.”
He further added that both the countries must come forward and prioritize their respective efforts so that Kashmir issue could be resolved at the earliest. “We see how may wars have been fought between the two countries over Kashmir and at present the need of the hour is to resolve it on table otherwise the things could get worse.”
“Had the Pakistan restrained from sending rebels here, Kashmir would have been the independent country with sovereign powers and full authority but as the Kabailis landed into valley, Hari Singh sought help from India to safeguard his country and people,” Senior NC leader said.
However he further added that the viable option at present for Kashmir resolution is Shimla agreement and that both the countries must respect the same to make peace in the region sustainable.
Reacting to the recent statement of Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti wherein she has stated that NC facilitated Kashmir’s accession to India because Jinnah didn’t offer any chair to Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, Kamal said that the PDP president has issued historically incorrect statement.
Kamal added that PDP has launched the tirade of accusations against NC on baseless grounds and that the party’s rhetoric is sans credibility. “The history stands witness to the fact that Shiekh sahib along with other colleagues went to Pakistan and Jinnah didn’t even bother to meet them. This revealed the mindset of the Pakistani leadership vis-à-vis Kashmir. ”
Kamal added that historical records are available and that people can themselves analyze the veracity of the statements being issued from the desk of certain quarters about Kashmir’s accession to India.