Pakistan Administered Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan on Monday said that Kashmir and Pakistan are inseparable and that Pakistan is incomplete without Kashmir.
Sardar Masood was addressing a gathering of Pakistani American community at the Pakistan Embassy, Washington DC.
He remarked that the world must strongly condemn the “brutalities perpetrated by Indian security forces” in the Kashmir valley, urging the international community to look into the continuing “violence and bloodshed” in the valley, Pakistan Today reported.
Khan said that the sacrifices of the Kashmiri people will never go to waste and one day the Indian government will have to take steps to resolve the matter. He praised the Kashmiri movement, both within the United States as well as other parts of the world for keeping the Kashmir issue alive, the report said.
Masood reiterated that peace in the South Asian region is not possible until the dispute of Jammu and Kashmir is resolved.
President Masood Khan said that Pakistan was the only “sovereign window” to the international community, in the eyes of Kashmiris. He also said that Kashmiris from both sides are also taking their story directly to the international community in order to be heard, the report said.
Unlike the perception propagated by the Indian media, he said there is no terrorism in Kashmir and that Kashmiris are instead waging a political struggle to win their freedom from India’s illegitimate rule.
He stressed that instead of being treated as aliens in their homeland, Kashmiris should be able to decide their political future and the destiny of their state.
Responding to a series of questions, Khan said it was India, and not Pakistan, that was responsible for the non-implementation of the UN Security Council resolutions, the report added.