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Published Date: Sep 26, 2016

Mushaal Mullick urges PM to formulate Kashmir policy

Mushaal Mullick, wife of Hurriyat leader Yasin Malik, has urged Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to formulate a proper policy on Kashmir,  pursued  throughout 365 days of year.
Speaking at a seminar titled “Kashmir: Towards a Sustainable Solution,” organized by Sustainable Development Policy Institute Monday, Mushaal Mullick demanded that the dossier that Prime Minister presented at the UN,  should be made public.
The current uprising in Kashmir is indigenous; the fact is accepted by the international community, as no one can import more than 150,000 people to Kashmir, from outside.
She said, her husband, Yasin Mallick was poisoned by the Indian  security forces in captivity and his heart valves were replaced, so he need supportive medicine on every day basis, to keep these metallic valves functioning.  Now, she said, the Indian forces kept him in solitary confinement, and his condition is deteriorating. ‘He can die any moment,’ she said.
It’s the 80th day of curfew, in the valley, children, women and men are starving, due to food shortage. She said Kashmir struggle is on the defining stage, as there is no fear left in the hearts of the people of Kashmir. Every single stone throw by a Kashmiri youth is challenging the writ of Indian state occupation, which is unprecedented, she added.
Earlier, Riaz Hussain Khokhar, former Secretary Foreign of Pakistan and High Commissioner to India, said, the human right situation in Indian Administered Kashmir is deplorable, the level of violence and the way Indian forces are treating Kashmiri people is unacceptable.
India’s Kashmir policy is belligerent and there is no respect for human lives and no care of human rights charters.  Riaz Khokhar said, war is neither any option for India nor for Pakistan. Both countries should resolve the issues through talks. He said, it is the responsibility of both nuclear rivals to think that what would be the meanings of using nuclear weapons? Even talking about the use of nuclear weapon is deplorable and highly condemnable, he said.
“I want to pay tribute to men and women, and all those who sacrifice their lives for freedom struggle. The current struggle is unprecedented and Burhan Wani was a freedom fighter and not a militant. We must stand behind the people of Kashmiri people; politically, diplomatically, and morally”, said said.
Riaz khokhar said, there was condemnation of Uri-attack from Pakistan, and not a single country from the international community blamed Pakistan. On the other hand he said, every single operation, carried out by the RAW is approved by the Prime Minister of India.
Ms. Farzana Yaqoob, Former Minister for Social Welfare and Women’s Development ,AJK said, more than 3 million pellet cartridges  been used on the innocent Kashmiri people. She said, there are more than 300 pellets in a pellet gun cartridge, which is being fire directly on faces of people,  making them blind.
Farzana Yaqoob said, now the Kashmiri young generation realizes that they have to wage their own struggle, as no one would come to their help. She said the recent uprising is not new one; it is the continuity of the previous freedom struggles of 2009-10.
“Kashmiri have come out of the fear now and they don’t care about their lives. The current struggle is pure indigenous movement of young Kashmiri generation,” Farzana said.
Former Ambassador, Mr. Shafqat Kakakhel in his remarks said, it is inability of Indian government to respond to the Kashmiri aspiration and listen to their plight.  He said India never sought to listen to people.
Shafqat KakaKhel said the track record of India shows that there is a total denial on the Indian front.
Mr. KakaKhel said, Burhan wani never used gun, except on Social media. He said the way he was murdered by the Indian forces is questionable.
“The present intifada is peaceful, nonviolent political struggle and has not been supported by outside of the Indian Administered Kashmir. There can be no military solution to the issue.
Mr. Kakakhel said, Prime Minister of Pakistan need to muster up support of the parliament, firm-up initiative and approach the United Nation, for further support.
Executive Director SDPI, Dr. Abid Q Suleri said, for a sustainable solution with peace and sanity, both the countries need to initiate peace building measure, establishing c communications between the Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control is the beginning.  He said, nuclear deterrence at one hand is insurance that there would be no war, which is not an option.