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Kashmir issue: Pakistan urges India to think rationally

21 September, 2010

Foreign Office Spokesman Abdul Basit... A File Photo
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ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office Spokesman Abdul Basit Monday said that Indians should quit the practice of deceiving itself on the issue of Kashmir and come forward with a serious and sincere approach for a negotiated settlement of longstanding dispute.

Talking to a private television channel the Spokesman said that above 100 Kashmiris have embraced martyrdom during the last three months which is a matter of concern for all.

"We are very much concerned with the situation and we understand that this issue cannot be solved through the use of force," he said.

He said that instead of thinking over cosmetic measures for the solution of this issue the Indian should revisit their policy.

The Indians should quit the policy of finding Kashmir solution under their constitution and they should review the practice of calling Kashmir as integral part of India, Basit said.

He said the Indian response to the statement of Pakistan`s foreign minister bear no significance because it is just a repetition of India`s demonstrated stance.

The issue of Kashmir is an international issue having a number of UN resolutions over it the Spokesman said adding the Indian themselves have committed at the UN to hold plebescite in the region to know the will of Kashmiri people about their fate, he said.

The Indians have been denying the UN resolutions and their commitments at the world forum throughout the history but the people of Kashmir are committed to get their legitimate rights, he said.

India has used almost all the options to suppress the struggle of Kashmiri people during the past six decades but to no gain, the Spokesman said adding the time has come now for Indians to think rational for regional and global peace.

Meanwhile, the Senate on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution condemning the Indian brutalities against people of Occupied Kashmir and asked the government of Pakistan to continue support the Kashmiris and international community to take note of the oppression.

The resolution was moved by Leader of the Opposition in Senate Wasim Sasjjd that was also supported by the ruling benches and unanimously passed by the House. This House strongly condemns the Indian brutalities which have resulted into the martyrdom of more than a hundred Kashmiri youth, men and women and children in recent days, says the resolution.

The House called upon the government of Pakistan to raise the issue of violation of basic human rights in Indian Occupied Kashmir in all international for a including the United Nations.Through the resolution, the Senate also urged the international community to take note of the brutalities in Occupied Kashmir and prevail upon India to stop its repression forthwith.

This House further calls upon the Government of Pakistan to continue its support for the right of self-determination of people of Kashmir as well as diplomatic and moral struggle for freedom struggle, says the resolution.

Later, the Leader of the House in Senate Nayyer Hussain Bokhari said the government strongly condemns the Indian brutalities in Kashmir and told the international community and human rights organizations that resolution of Kashmir issue is inevitable to establish peace in the region.

He said the government as well as the people of Pakistan have been extending their moral support to the people of Kashmir confronted with the Indian brutalities for last 63 years. Later, the House adopted the resolution unanimously.

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