Lingering dispute: ‘Kashmir resolution to prevent nuclear conflict’

Published: December 10, 2011
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AJK premier says peace in South Asia hinges on settlement of Kashmir dispute. PHOTO: AFP

AJK premier says peace in South Asia hinges on settlement of Kashmir dispute. PHOTO: AFP

MIRPUR: Calling for an early and peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Chaudhry Abdul Majeed stressed that the settlement be in line with the aspirations of the people of AJK.

“The early and peaceful settlement of the Kashmir dispute is key to speedy progress and prosperity in nuclear-armed South Asia,” Majeed said in a statement issued in Muzaffarabad.

The premier observed that peace in South Asia would remain under threat until the Kashmir issue was resolved.

Indian aggression has posed a great threat to peace in South Asia and now even the Middle East and Europe have fallen in the range of the missiles.

“United Nations must take immediate notice of these increased nefarious aggressive designs of New Delhi and stop India from this stance which may lead to the ignition of a nuclear conflict in the region,” the AJK prime minister said.

Fifteen million people of AJK are living under Indian suppression, he said, and called world communities to help free Kashmiris from Indian shackles.

“Any further delays in the peaceful solution to the Kashmir issue could lead to a nuclear conflict between the two arch rivals in South Asia,” Majeed said.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 10th, 2011.

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  • gp65
    Dec 11, 2011 - 1:23AM

    ““Any further delays in the peaceful solution to the Kashmir issue could lead to a nuclear conflict between the two arch rivals in South Asia,””

    India has a longstanding policy of ‘No first Use’ of nuclear weapons against any country. So a nuclear war could never get triggered by India. So I take it tha tis is an attempt to use nuclear blackmail with India unless it accedes to the wish of Pakistanis. Sorry.Not going to happen.

    Pak was unable to coerce India during times when India’s per capita GDP was much lower than Pakistan, when Pakistan had an open tap of arms and money from US, when thousands of jihadis were pushed into India by Pak with world being a silent spectator. So the chances that Pak will be able to get its way now is just a pipe dream. ut to use nuclear blackmail to attain pipedreams simply hurts Pak credibility and isolates it further in the comity of nations.

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  • Straight_Talk
    Dec 24, 2011 - 7:50PM

    The way India sees it, AJK and Gilgit Baltistan are the last two colonies of southasia. The people of AJK and GBaltistan do not vote to send their elected representatives in the Pakistani parliament in Islamabad. But they are politically under the rule of Pakistan.

    Indians talk of the Shimla agreement and the Lahore Declaration as basis for talks. Pakistan still tries to revive the UN resolution. And then again Pakistan has never carried out its own obligations on the UN resolution either.

    So how can there be a solution right away ? We have to accept that it may not get solved in our lifetime and move on with other solvable issues. This should be clearly understood.

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  • David Salmon
    Jan 8, 2012 - 2:39AM

    imho, if there were going to be nuclear war over Kashmir, there was no better occasion than Kargil. Kashmir will be resolved when Pakistan resolves to no longer support terrorism in Kashmir and Afghanistan as part of its defense policy.

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