AJK prime minister demands UN intervention on LoC

Published: August 27, 2013

AJK PM Chaudhry Abdul Majeed. PHOTO: AFP

AZAD KASHMIR: Azad Jammu Kashmir Prime Minister Chaudhry Abdul Majeed has demanded that the United Nations (UN) stop the Indian Army from shelling and firing on the Line of Control (LoC), Express News reported.

He also demanded that India call back their 800,000 soldiers from Indian Kashmir.

Majeed was holding a press conference today where he stated that that the Indian Army has been firing in multiple sectors of Pakistan including the sectors of Nakyal, Lajwant, Rawalakot, Forward Kahuta and Sialkot.

He further stated that the continuous shelling and bombardment has affected 12 sectors of AJK while India persists on destroying peace in the region.

Commenting on the ongoing tensions on LoC, he stated that the prevailing situation has raised the prospects of war between the two countries.

Indian Army has also kidnapped four civilians from the area in Wadi Neelam and the local residents are now being forced to flee from the area.

The continuing violation of the ceasefire agreement on the LoC has created tensions in the region. The two countries agreed to a ceasefire along the LoC in November 2003, but skirmishes have flared across the heavily-militarised Line of Control (LoC), the de facto border in Kashmir, in recent weeks, with both sides blaming each other for having violated the agreement.

However, Pakistan has maintained that it seeks to resolve all disputes with the neighbouring country through peace talks.

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Reader Comments (39)

  • H.A
    Aug 27, 2013 - 3:25PM

    Makes sense

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  • Bharat
    Aug 27, 2013 - 3:26PM

    Yaawn!

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  • stazz229
    Aug 27, 2013 - 3:49PM

    This is indeed a sad day for Pakistan. Musharraf first started when he sent our troops to Kargi. An act that was so brazen that it shocked the world and we started losing the support our best ally US. India managed to exert diplomatic before sending their troops to defend their territory – a very clever move which our military experts should note. The second blow to our image came when ISI decided to offer sanctuary to Osama Bin Laden without even informing the Government. This has dented our image as a nation. The world questions us thinks us to be a failed government, a nation that is ruled behind the scenes by its own intelligence service. Add to the fact that our military decided to start firing without Government sanction we are seriously inviting other Governments like US to take a more proactive role in running our country.Recommend

  • ModiFied
    Aug 27, 2013 - 3:53PM

    AJK PM ? The person who took oath that AJK should merge with Pakistan ? Look who is talking……Recommend

  • Naveen
    Aug 27, 2013 - 4:09PM

    UN and OIC has no time. They’re busy sponsoring invasion of Syria and perhaps later of Iran.Recommend

  • darbullah
    Aug 27, 2013 - 4:13PM

    Now that this gentleman has asked, UN will stop all of its other business and take this matter up.

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  • Arindom
    Aug 27, 2013 - 4:13PM

    what kind of a “news” is this?

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  • Smiling
    Aug 27, 2013 - 4:23PM

    What a foolish man, he should for once read UN resolution on Kashmir and think who is supposed to withdraw forces from Kashmir and who did not and why plebiscite could not take place in Kashmir. Crazy fellow.

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  • Fedup Pakistani
    Aug 27, 2013 - 4:26PM

    YAAAAAAAWWWWWNNNNN

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  • Pk
    Aug 27, 2013 - 4:31PM

    In the United Nations Assembly, A representative from India began:

    “Before begining my speech I want to tell you a very very old story about Rishi kashyap of kashmir, after whom kashmir is named. When he found a beautiful lake, he thought-”What a good opportunity to have a bath”,

    He removed his clothes,put them aside on d rock and entered the water.When he got out and wantd to dress, his clothes had vanished.

    A Pakistani had stolen them!

    ‘The Pakistani representative in Assembly jumped up furiously n shouted
    “what are you talking about?
    The Pakistanis weren’t there then.”

    Indian representative smiled and said,

    “And now that we have made that clear, i’ll begin my speech.

    “And they say Kashmir
    belongs to them”.

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  • Pk
    Aug 27, 2013 - 4:32PM

    In the United Nations Assembly, A representative from India began:

    “Before begining my speech I want to tell you a very very old story about Rishi kashyap of kashmir, after whom kashmir is named. When he found a beautiful lake, he thought-”What a good opportunity to have a bath”,

    He removed his clothes,put them aside on d rock and entered the water.When he got out and wantd to dress, his clothes had vanished.

    A Pakistani had stolen them!

    ‘The Pakistani representative in Assembly jumped up furiously n shouted
    “what are you talking about?
    The Pakistanis weren’t there then.”

    Indian representative smiled and said,

    “And now that we have made that clear, i’ll begin my speech.

    “And they say Kashmir
    belongs to them”. Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Aug 27, 2013 - 4:54PM

    UN force can deployed at LOCRecommend

  • Sujit
    Aug 27, 2013 - 5:07PM

    But UN forces should be very careful of POK Jihadis, they should not be caught in firing from terrorists like they were trapped in Syria.

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  • Murali
    Aug 27, 2013 - 5:25PM

    @stazz229:
    Point on.
    Can not be more precise.Recommend

  • Babloo
    Aug 27, 2013 - 6:17PM

    Once the UN seals the border and prevents any militants coming into India from Pakistan, the firing shall stop.

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  • polpot
    Aug 27, 2013 - 6:21PM

    “AJK prime minister demands UN intervention on LoC”"
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Pls dont forget to share what the UN responded with.

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  • LalaGee
    Aug 27, 2013 - 6:26PM

    This man is not kashmiri..he is a punjabi..which again proves India’s article 360 vs pakistani punjabi’s in kashmir..no plebiscite can happen…..pakistan have change demographics

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  • Pradhan
    Aug 27, 2013 - 6:29PM

    @Pk:
    Loved your comment. Can’t stop laughing…

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  • Pradhan
    Aug 27, 2013 - 6:38PM

    @Pakistani:

    UN force can deployed at LOC

    Typical Pakistani mindset. I can’t blame you considering that you guys have experience of having foreign army on your land so, Its no surprise to hear something like that from you.

    However, if you ever feel that it is necessary then keep them on your side of boarder coz India will never allow foreign army to land in their territory.

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  • Pradhan
    Aug 27, 2013 - 6:41PM

    He also demanded that India call back their 800,000 soldiers from Indian Kashmir.

    That is soo funny!!

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  • Rabbani
    Aug 27, 2013 - 8:04PM

    @Pk

    Hahahahaha… What a pathetic piece of joke. I hope it amuses your fellow Indians too.

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  • Ghulam
    Aug 27, 2013 - 8:06PM

    Kashmir is an integral part of Pakistan. There is no need to hold plebiscite in AJK, but a dire need for the same in IOK. Daily demonstrations and violence against oppressive occupation are taking place in IOK only.

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  • indian shia
    Aug 27, 2013 - 8:54PM

    as if united nations has the authority to act against indian might.keep dreaming losers

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  • indian shia
    Aug 27, 2013 - 9:01PM

    a punjabi running so called AJK,what else you need to sayRecommend

  • Sundeep
    Aug 27, 2013 - 9:02PM

    @Ghulam: How it is integral part of Pakistan? Where are the facts?

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  • Pradhan
    Aug 27, 2013 - 10:29PM

    @Rabbani:

    Frankly It will be amusing to anybody who knows about how kashmir was named.

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  • B
    Aug 27, 2013 - 11:19PM

    @Rabbani:
    Yes it amuses me and I love it.

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  • gp65
    Aug 28, 2013 - 12:18AM

    @Ghulam: Do you see the contradiction in calling it ‘Azaad’ Jammu and Kashmir and then also saying it is an integral part of Pakistan? If it is an integral part of Pakistan (just as India says about Kashmir), please tell me how many senators and MNAs in Pakistan’s national parliament come from AJK? IT is independent when it comes to giving them some representation but not independent when it comes to claiming violation of AJK as violation of Pakistani airspace. And why does AJK have a Punjabi Prime Minister?Recommend

  • gp65
    Aug 28, 2013 - 3:03AM

    @Ghulam:
    “Kashmir is an integral part of Pakistan”.

    Wonderful. I have 2 questions for you:
    1) How many senators and MNAs from GB and AJK are present in the Pakistani parliament?
    2) Why did the Pakistani government refuse to underwrite the cost of projects in GB? http://tribune.com.pk/story/596058/centre-refuses-to-promise-repayment-of-gilgit-baltistan-loans/

    fyi: Like any other state in the country, J&K is represented in the Indian parliament. All projects in Indian Kashmir are underwritten by the Indian government.

    “There is no need to hold plebiscite in AJK, but a dire need for the same in IOK.”
    Have you read the UN resolution? It talks about plebiscite in the entire Kashmir including the parts that you have handed over to China. Do you know the first condition for the plebiscite? Pakistan army should be withdrawn from Kashmir (no such condition for Indian army). It is Pakistan which is a barrier to the plebiscite not India.Recommend

  • someone
    Aug 28, 2013 - 5:53AM

    Could any one please enlightened me whether UN even consider AJK as country? It is considered as Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. I think this PM first try to get a real “free” status before pleading to UN.

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  • dr shabir choudhry
    Aug 28, 2013 - 5:54AM

    @gp65:
    Please don’t mislead people, Jammu and Kashmir State is legally not part of any country. To true sons of JK, both India and Pakistan are occupiers, and are there against our will. We want to be independent of both countries.

    Pakistan attacked our country Jammu and Kashmir by violating the Standstill Agreement (between the Maharajah of JK and Pakistan) on 22 October 1947 which resulted in death of thousands of innocent people, rapes of women and kidnapping of women and girls. It also resulted in the Ruler of JK seeking help from India. The Indian forces, after provisional accession landed in Kashmir on 27 October 1947, and our motherland was divided between India and Pakistan.

    In other words if there was no Pakistani sponsored attack on 22 Oct, then there was good chance that we would have been independent country.

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  • Observer
    Aug 28, 2013 - 7:00AM

    @gp65:

    “@Ghulam: Do you see the contradiction in calling it ‘Azaad’ Jammu and Kashmir and then also saying it is an integral part of Pakistan? “

    Also, the official position of Pakistan is that AJK/GB are not part of Pakistan but are disputed territories. The constitution of Pakistan does not name AJK/GB as integral part of Pakistan while the Indian constitution does.

    Pakistanis have been mis-informed about AJK/GB status by the Establishment.

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  • Arindom
    Aug 28, 2013 - 8:00AM

    How come a Panjabi is the PM/CM of Pakistani Kashmir? Looks like the Pakistani Panjabis want whole of Kashmir ethnically cleansed of Kashmiris and replaced by Panjabis.

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  • Pradhan
    Aug 28, 2013 - 10:54AM

    @dr shabir choudhry:

    what is provisional accession ???

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  • Water Bottle
    Aug 28, 2013 - 11:17AM

    @dr shabir choudhry:

    “To true sons of JK, both India and Pakistan are occupiers, and are there against our will. We want to be independent of both countries.”

    That’s an interesting point.

    Who are the true sons of JK?

    Occupying forces of muslims or the Hindu Pandits/buddhists who have lived there for over 5000 years, even before the birth of Islam?

    Funny, how Pakistanis try to argue using logic and shoot their own foot.

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  • Abdul Wahid
    Aug 28, 2013 - 12:59PM

    @Arindom:
    Please do your research AJK PM belongs to District Mirpur Of Kashmir

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  • Tahir Qureshi
    Sep 6, 2013 - 3:53AM

    As a Kashmiri I want a say in the future of Kashmir. Only the people of Kashmir can decide either full independence or staying with either Pakistan or India. We are fed up of both and want to be united and free.

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  • Vicky
    Sep 6, 2013 - 3:24PM

    @ModiFied: Absolutely right.

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  • Vakil
    Sep 8, 2013 - 3:02AM

    I will believe this man when he (AND IF) he starts **doing** something (that all of us human beings can SEE with our own eyes), instead of just pontificating… otherwise, it is just a big YAAAAAWWWWNNN….!!!!Recommend

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