Dr. Fai raises Kashmir dispute in congratulatory message to newly elected UNGA president


Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai, Chairman, Washington-based ‘World Forum for Peace and Justice’ has offered, on behalf of the people of Jammu & Kashmir, sincerest congratulations to Hungarian diplomat Csaba Korosi on his election as the President of the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly and asked him to impress upon India to stop changing demography of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

In his message, Dar Fai said, “May I be permitted to raise the unresolved question of Kashmir with you briefly…….you may perhaps like to remember that Kashmir is not a new issue, having been on the agenda of and in the cognizance of the United Nations for nearly 75 years. Ironically, it is the only entity in the region of South Asia, which has so far been denied the opportunity to determine its political future”.

Dr. Fai said, “………. it is on the ground of the recognized principles of the Charter of the United Nations and respect for international agreements and for the resolutions of the Security Council that we approach you with the appeal that you exercise your good offices to urge India and Pakistan to explore a solution of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of the people of all zones of the State of Jammu & Kashmir”.

Fai warned that the persistence of this problem has been a source of weakness for both India and Pakistan.

“.……But the apparent failure of India’s policies, the tattered regime it maintains in Kashmir and the losses it has made to sustain in Kashmir, despite the employment of an overwhelming force – 900,000 Indian army — to brutalize the people into submission – all these seem to be bringing home to more and more people in India, even in its army, that the game is not worth the candle. But this constructive trend will vanish if the world powers are seen as tolerant of India’s obduracy”.

Fai urged the President, UNGA to use his office to persuade India to rescind the Domicile Law immediately which is designed to change the demography of Kashmir; and which is in violations of all the UN Security Council resolutions which were accepted not only India and Pakistan but also by the world body.—KMS


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