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Chief Justice of India Justice T S Thakur Monday said that the Kashmir issue seems “beyond solution” at the moment.
Justice Thakur also opposed that the idea of India seeking arbitration of Kashmir dispute with Pakistan at the international court of Justice (ICJ), a Mumbai based newspaper reported.
Speaking at the launch of Aman H Hingorani’s book: Unravelling the Kashmir Knot, in New Delhi, Justice Thakur said the book explores the legal and constitutional backdrop of the Kashmir dispute and also concludes that “India should go to the ICJ against Pakistan and China for reclaiming its territory”.
Justice Thakur, hails from Doda district of J&K State and wa sworn-in as CJI in early 2016.
“Had going to ICJ been a viable solution,” Justice Thaku said, “the government would have opted for it long ago.”
He lamented that Kashmir had become a much “divided society” with people of Jammu wanting abrogation of Article 370 and total integration with India while the people of Kashmir are yearning for independence and the Hindus of Kashmir want to have a homeland in there.
This, he said, “makes Kashmir a much divided house and therefore the solution to it was not easy.”
“I don’t see any immediate solution to this,” he said.
However, he said the only aspect of the problem that could be worked on was the changed aspirations of the people of Kashmir. “The only way to make people of Kashmir valley change their way is to shower them with love,” he said.