India should accept defeat before Kashmiris’ struggle, says Nawaz

Published: July 20, 2016
Indian police clash with Kashmiri protestors in Srinagar on July 11, 2016.

Indian police clash with Kashmiri protestors in Srinagar on July 11, 2016. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Wednesday said that India has two choices on Kashmir, either keep on with its aggression that has left over 45 people dead over the past 11 days or to give people of the in the disputed Himalayan valley their due rights which it had promised in the UN.

In a message In a message on Black Day to protest against the atrocities of security forces in Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK) Nawaz said that Pakistan stands with Kashmiris in every hour of trial adding that this relation is based not only on religion, civilization and humanity but also on blood.

“We will never leave Kashmiris alone and their case will be fought at all the diplomatic, political and human rights fora,” he reiterated.

Pakistan to observe black day over violence in Kashmir

He added that Pakistan cannot keep itself aloof if such recurrent inhuman treatment was meted out to the Kashmiris in IOK noting that the entire nation is expressing solidarity with the Kashmiri people.

He said the current freedom wave in Kashmir will not subside and that when nations rise in such a way, nothing can stop them in their path towards freedom. “India has no other option but to accept its defeat before the heroic struggle,” he said.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 20th, 2016.

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  • Meow
    Jul 20, 2016 - 7:00AM

    Yes sir, how about a black day for Peshawar massacre . Those were no less Pakistani kids and Pakistan has many freedom struggles to celebrate Baloch ,GB,mIHK, Karachi, Sind..Recommend

  • Chacha Jee
    Jul 20, 2016 - 8:55AM

    The Kashmir issue is just in 4 districts in Southern Kashmir. India army should forcibly expel these extremist muslim to Pakistan just as they did in 1947. A Kashmiri Cabinet Minister Lal Singh recently suggested. Indian Army is becoming laughing stock by trying to be politically correct. Send them all to Pakistan and Pakistan will understand that what India would do if push comes to shove.Recommend

  • nirode mohanty
    Jul 20, 2016 - 9:00AM

    India should accept the UN resolution on the plebiscite, but Pakistan should vacate its forces from the Azad Kashmir.
    If that happens , peace and prosperity will be entailed.
    But Azad Kashmir, Balitistan,Sindh, Baluchistan, and NWFP may fall apart.Recommend

  • Mohammed Wani
    Jul 20, 2016 - 9:07AM

    a Man who is not even in good physical health should not tax his brains.Recommend

  • Chandler
    Jul 20, 2016 - 9:12AM

    Mr.Nawaz know deep inside it’s only for local consumption.Pakistan has only one so called “friend” and that too is because of economic reason.Kashmir can and will never be taken from India with force.what Pakistan has been doing and still doing,the whole world know.Pakistan has to understand that India centric policies has ONLY taken it downhill economically and politically.Only thing matters is strong economy.If Pakistan does not change its policy the day is not far when either it will become another North Korea or another Somalia.Recommend

  • PrakashG
    Jul 20, 2016 - 9:13AM

    India knows very well that it has only two choices on Kashmir; either live with the problem as it currently is, or solve the problem according to the wishes of the separatists and create an even bigger one.Recommend

  • vinsin
    Jul 20, 2016 - 9:16AM

    People whom India promised dead and so the guy who promised. What Kashmiri were doing at that time? And why they accepted Indira-Gandhi accord? Recommend

  • ajeet
    Jul 20, 2016 - 9:22AM

    Thanks Nawaz.
    We’ll go with the first option.Recommend

  • Ban-ki-Moon
    Jul 20, 2016 - 9:51AM

    You must be used to it, my dear Pakistani PM, who knows your 365 days may become black dayRecommend

  • FAZ
    Jul 20, 2016 - 9:58AM

    @Chacha Jee:
    Why so humane? Just drop some biological or chemical weapon. One that doesn’t pollute the water you are robbing off from Kashmir that is. Believe me, this world is as hypocrite as you sound. Might is always right. No one will say a word as they have to do “business” with the Incredible IndiaRecommend

  • Sajjad
    Jul 20, 2016 - 10:00AM

    Dear Nawaz, stop making such statements for public consumption……..if you are really serious, then stop your business activities with India…
    look, India stopped cricket series with Pakistan, which is a big financially loss to us,
    but what we did, nothing,,,, we still allowing indian movies & business & helping them to earn profits from our country……please do something on thisRecommend

  • tatvavetta
    Jul 20, 2016 - 10:07AM

    Yes. Baluchistan and FATA will celebrate independence day first.Recommend

  • Pankaj
    Jul 20, 2016 - 10:15AM

    Thank god he didn’t mentioned thrid option of Pak Army operation to forcibly free Kasmir by defeating Indian army. There could be two reasons he didn’t mentioned these 1) he is angle of peace (not like Tahir Shah, the real one) 2) He knows the truth that there is no point or army action.Recommend

  • Dhruv Bhatt
    Jul 20, 2016 - 10:27AM

    The entire Kashmir is an integral part of INDIA,there must be no doubt in anybody’s mind,pakistani politicians must look after their pakistan,in coming 20 years we will surely get-back our Kashmir which is wrongly occupied by pakistanRecommend

  • Harinder Singh
    Jul 20, 2016 - 10:27AM

    “Defeat” against a 100 infiltrators who are paid to throw stones? Which planet are you from?Recommend

  • ghazal
    Jul 20, 2016 - 10:31AM

    now that is called sense of humor .Recommend

  • Jul 20, 2016 - 10:56AM

    The PM is right. Seven Lak Darkies army and over sixty years of terror by India occupation forces did not silence the Kashmiris. One of India General accept that we lost Kashmir to Pakistan. its time to accept the defeat and call off the boots from Kashmir valley before its too late and people of Jammu&Kashmir demolish the line of control and let their brother from Azad Kashmir to hug them. Indian politician know that the Carrot and stick policy has failed the heart of mind of Kashmiri is with Pakistan as they were flaring Pakistan flag in current up rising and buried Burhan Wani in Pakistan flag. Recommend

  • Diptarko Das Sarma
    Jul 20, 2016 - 11:14AM

    Ohoooohooooo….India is afraid and we will do exactly as suggested by Mr.SharifRecommend

  • Ashfaque Ahmed, Kashmiri
    Jul 20, 2016 - 11:21AM

    And so Pakistan is not concerned wee bit when 200+ died in Turkey at the hands of Muslims?? What a pity your duplicity comes out very clear and these crocodile tears & concerns is just laughable.
    Pakistan has been instigating and fomenting religious hatred in India’s J&K from 1947 as a state policy. Its direct and open support to militants and their stone pelting rioters who hurt army/police and break law and order during curfew is the main reason for the unfortunate deaths of these miscreants and Pakistan is the main reason Kashmiris being deprived of peace and prosperity they deserve. Pakistan should stop interfering in India’s J&K if it is genuinely concerned about peace and prosperity of Kashmiris and not use it as a religious punchball for political gains in upcoming elections in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir.Recommend

  • Basit
    Jul 20, 2016 - 11:27AM

    We should throw the Kashmiris under the bus. Who wants such a rebellious lot?Recommend

  • Tony Singh
    Jul 20, 2016 - 11:31AM

    Hurray today is a holiday too. Let’s watch Sultan!!Recommend

  • Kashmiri
    Jul 20, 2016 - 12:10PM

    Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharief is an intelligent politician indeed.
    Just when pressure on account of his Panama disclosures was becoming too much to handle, he has succeeded in diverting attention of his opponents towards Kashmir.
    He is a master at the art of obfuscation and decrepit. Long live Sharief dynasty of Pakistan !Recommend

  • Pawal1983.
    Jul 20, 2016 - 12:13PM

    @Spooky: I heard that even azad kashmir is looking fro freedom from pakistan and there were few incidents of people showing indian flag. Is it true kindly let me know on that?Recommend

  • sa
    Jul 20, 2016 - 1:14PM

    Wow! that will be an easy defeat. Just train a few hundred people to throw stones and damage property and create violence and he thinks that is the defeat of a mighty nation?Recommend

  • Rajesh
    Jul 20, 2016 - 2:09PM

    Mr. PM take some rest you don’t need to put extra pressure on your health.Recommend

  • onlooker
    Jul 20, 2016 - 2:57PM

    India is well positioned internal and external as well to tackle any misinformation campaign by Pakistan however Nawaz may loose his personal rapport with Modi if he too succumb to the extremists. Recommend

  • Chacha Jee
    Jul 21, 2016 - 3:38AM

    India has 200 million Muslims living and all most all of them call themselves Pakistanis including Amir Khan, Neesurdin Shah, Salman Khan, SRK.. After Pakistan and now Kashmir, how many more Pakistans or Kashmirs India is supposed to create for muslims in india. Already I have seen demands of Londonistan. Should there be Chechnystan, Paristan, Berlinstan, Bostonstan etc…Recommend

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