Pakistan urged to toughen line against Indian designs on held Kashmir


MUZAFFARABAD: The Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), an association upholding reunification and complete freedom of the isolated past territory of Jammu and Kashmir, called upon Islamabad on Saturday to have a “genuine survey” of its approach on the contested Himalayan area following India’s one-sided Aug 5, 2019 activities.

“Pakistan ought to officially repeal the Simla Agreement of 1972 with India to free itself as well as the Kashmiris from the pointlessness of reciprocality and take the issue of Kashmir to the UNSC,” said the JKLF in an open letter to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, a duplicate of which was additionally messaged to Dawn.

Pakistan’s inability to draw in with the UN had empowered India to proceed with its hostility against the Kashmiris, the association said in the more than 2,200-word letter endorsed by its acting administrator Raja Muhammed Haq Nawaz Khan.

The JKLF declared that the “absence of significant political and discretionary measures with respect to Pakistan” to counter India’s unlawful one-sided activity of Aug 5, 2019 had hence strengthened “genuine worries among the Kashmiris about Pakistan’s Kashmir strategy, and strategy on the situation with Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB).”

“For just about 75 years, the Kashmiris have generally expected Pakistan’s vigorous help for their entitlement to settle on the situation with their globally questioned country uninhibitedly. There is an agonizing acknowledgment, particularly since August 2019, that Pakistan’s expressed strategy of help for the battle and regional respectability of Kashmir inside the UN Charter and pertinent UNSC goals has changed.”

In its letter, the JKLF kept up with that the Indian move was a basic takeoff from the verifiable setting of the issue, which required a “vigorous political and strategic reaction” from Pakistan. “However, Islamabad’s reaction can scarcely be viewed as suitable, not to mention hearty.”

“A long way from being required to clear up her [India’s] animosity against Kashmir for the UNSC, the Indian government has been encouraged, notwithstanding having challenged the UN goals 38, 91, and 122 with Kashmir’s addition,” it added.

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