Kashmir internationally-recognised disputed territory: Fai
28 June, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C: The Executive Director of Kashmiri American Council, Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai has said that Jammu and Kashmir is an internationally-recognised disputed territory and has never been an integral part of India.
Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai addressing a forum of journalists in Springfield, Virginia, said, "I want to debunk this myth created by India that Kashmir is an integral part of India —- this is a matter of historical record that India occupied the region on October 27, 1947 when the very first Indian soldier set foot on the soil of Kashmir —- the highest diplomatic forums including the United Nations and the United States have recognized the disputed nature of the region."
He said India has failingly tried to equate Kashmiri people with terrorists — how can a people, who believe in the UN-mandated right to self-determination and then hold demonstrations to go to the UN office in Srinagar to remind the international community of its pledge, be terrorists? Terrorists don't believe in the UN system or any other global forum.
Fai said, "I have dedicated all my effort to the Kashmir cause and for the peace in the region". He said that he would continue with his bid to draw world attention to the need to give the Kashmiris their long-denied right to self-determination. The Kashmiri-American community and all those who believe in universal human rights and human dignity will continue to project the Kashmir cause in Washington, he said.