Kohala, Ajk—Sardar Attique Ahmed Khan, ex-premier and president Muslim Conference has warned that even slightest weakening of founding ideology of Pakistan can prove disastrous for whole nation. Kashmir is stands incorporated in this ideology and no other cause is urgent than strengthening of the armed forces of Pakistan and fruition of ongoing Kashmir struggle. In India a campaign on official level has started to force the Muslims to add Hindu prefixes to their Muslims names, for instance Sheikh into Shubham, he stated Sunday here talking to English Daily Pakistan Observer, a popular internet reading news media of Pakistan.
He stated that transparent Assembly and Kashmir Council elections would have a passion generative effect in India-held Kashmir. He, however, emphasized maintenance of political mannerism by parties.
He cautioned that social and political life of the people in occupied Kashmir has been made jail-like hardest. Savage restrictions are operative over the movement of the leaders and workers All Parties Hurriyat Conference and other political forums and groups. Hurriyat Conference-G chairman Syed Ali Geelani is house confined since 2011.
He is not being allowed even to offer Friday prayers in his own Mosque. Other prominent Kashmiri leaders Shabbir Shah, Massarat Alam Bhat and several others are behind the bars. Civil servants are being involved in false cases. In the name of development, India is taking into its direct control civil institutions, he added. How can people sit silent in such hostile situation? he queried.
Replying a question he said that in no way there will be any slackness in Kashmir struggle aimed at restitution of self-determination right to the people of Jammu and Kashmir. How can Kashmiris throw away their basic right. No pressure, no killings, no joblessness would deviate struggling people there from their right path. He paid glowing homage and tributes to the martyrs of Jammu and Kashmir and called those sacrifices as a blood-written charter of freedom.
To another question Sardar Attique Ahmed welcomed the Shimla statement of Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India Mr Abdul Basit a few days ago that Pakistan was ready for talks if India wants.
“It is time for both Pakistan and India to start a dialogue”. India, Sardar Attique, said must shed off arrogant attitude so that talks once started did not bog down, but should move forward like a serious process.
He also hailed the remarks of US President Barack Obama who had in recent weeks underlined the need to settle outstanding issues between Pakistan and India.