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Indian de-mocracy written in blood and betrayal: Indian Express
The most powerful force in the world today is neither communism, nor capitalism, neither the H bomb nor the guided missiles. It is man´s eternal desire to be free and independent.
President John F. Kennedy (1957)
WORLDS´ PERCEPTION OF KASHMIR ISSUE
A SENIOR WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL SAID THAT US TIES WITH INDIA WERE NOT AT THE EXPENSE OF ITS RELATIONS WITH PAKISTAN
"I want to make a point here that US relationships with India and Pakistan really stand on their own merits and terms," the official said at a special briefing a day before Monday´s White House meeting between the Indian prime minister and the US president. Quot;While we hope to deepen the relationship with India, we are also interested in continuing our cooperation with Pakistan."
"Our policy on Kashmir has not changed," said a State Department spokesperson when asked if the designation indicated a change in the US policy on Kashmir, which Washington sees as a disputed territory. American statement describes occupied territory as Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir and Washington sees Kashmir as a dispute that needed to be resolved peacefully. (July 01, 2017)
UN Secretary GeneralAntonio GUTERRES in a very sincere endeavour offered mediation between nuclear powers India and Pakistan to solve Kashmir as per the wish of Kashmiri people. Pakistan welcomed the proposal but India as usual brazenly snubbed His Execellency, the Secretary General and warned him to keep his hands off Kashmir. The world needs to understand the stubborn comport of India with utter disregard for human rights, rule of law and maintenance of peace. UN must impress upon India to respect international obligations and adhere to the commitments made to people of Kashmir through various UN Resolutions.
US STATE POLICY
Is Kashmir solution on the cards? THE ONLY SOLUTION
President Donald Trump (January 20, 2017)
Like his predecessors made the official stand on Kashmir policy known that Kashmir needs a solution keeping in view the volatility of the political situation in the South East Asian region. The approach to the problem seems to be guided by strategic and economic concerns and a stress on resolving the issue through bilateral negotiations between India and Pakistan is the line that suits only India. President Trump, as stated by Vice-President Mike Pence, can use his “extraordinary skills” to reduce tensions, resolve the problem and mitigate the suffering of people of Kashmir. However, there is a consensus on international level that Kashmir is a nuclear flash-point and needs immediate attention.
(January 20, 2009 -January 20, 2017)
President elect Barrack Obama calling Kashmir ´an interesting situation´ (October, 2008) said he was ready to explore US's role to devote serious diplomatic resources to get a special envoy in Indian sub-continent to figure out a plausible approach". (Daily Times)
The former US President, Bill Clinton could be chosen as a special envoy on Kashmir issue. He further stated that "Clinton had had an experience dealing with such problems. To substantiate his claim President Obama said that Clinton had played a vital role in ending the ´Kargil crises´ in Kashmir in 1999.
President Obama, as reported, remained optimistic about changing the regional dynamics, recognising that Kashmir was ´obviously a potential tar pit´ for American diplomacy. Kashmiris overwhelmingly felt encouraged by the optimism displayed by President Obama during his last phase of poll campaign, that if he won the election he would like to mediate between India and Pakistan to try to resolve the Kashmir issue.
"The longstanding US position on Kashmir is that the whole of the former princely state is disputed territory. The whole issue must be resolved through negotiations between India and Pakistan, taking into account the wish of the Kashmiri people,"
US Congressional Research Service
First Lady Michelle Obama maintains the tradition to keep memories of Kashmir alive in the WHITE HOUSE. The Presidents of USA are quite familiar with master pieces of hand work like Kashmiri Crewel embroiderd drapery, Walnut furniture including screens and world famous Paper Machie. Madam Obama, for an important occasion, dresses up in the finest and exquisite crochet Kashmiri outfit and all say she just looked fascinating.
President Bill Clinton (1993 - 2001)
In his address to the United Nations General Assembly on September 27, 1993 President Clinton stated "Thus as we marvel at this era´s promise of new peace, we must also recognise that serious issues remain. Bloody ethnic, religious and civil wars rage from Angola to the Caucasus to Kashmir, as weapons of mass destruction fall into more hands, even small conflicts can threaten to take on murderous proportions". And on December 27, 1993 the Presidend added to state that "In order to face the dilemmas of a post-cold war global landscape, we all must look closely at our policies with regard to human rights. I am confident that we can bring about changes that are consistent with what the UN founders envisioned helping bring peace to Kashmir".
Vice-President Richard AlGore (1969 - 1974)
On human right violations and the brute force used by Indian army in Kashmir the Vice-President AlGore stated that "The United States deplores the excessive use of force being employed against civilians in Kashmir; The United States urges the Government of India to reopen Kashmir to the media, to human rights organisations, and to the International Red Cross and other relief groups; the United States should provide humanitarian assistance to the civilians of Kashmir during the ongoing crises, and should encourage other governments to assist in relief efforts".
President Richard M. Nixon (1969 - 1974)
Stating an official position of US government on Kashmir the president Richard M. Nixon reiterated that "In order to avoid a potential nuclear conflict between Pakistan and India over Kashmir, we should urge New Delhi to end the massive violations of human rights by its security forces in the province and to negotiate an autonomy agreement with the Kashmiri leaders”.
Robin Lynn Raphel
Assistant Secretary of State (October 29, 1993)
Throwing light on the plight of hapless Kashmiris, Ms Raphel stated "Let me clarify by saying simply we agree that the people of Kashmir have got to be consulted in any kind of final settlement in the Kashmir dispute, because we believe at this point there is no way that any resolution can be stable and lasting unless agreed to by the people of Kashmir. Asisstant Secretary further added "And what we have said to the Government of India is you need to make security forces accountable for their own behaviour. And making people disappear, encounter killings, extrajudicial killings, deaths in custody, all this stuff; frankly, there is no excuse for".
And on October 29, 1993 while stating the political status of Kashmir Ms Raphel further said "We view Kashmir as a disputed territory. We do not recognise, and that means we do not recognise that instrument of accession as meaning that Kashmir is forevermore an integral part of India. We are very concerned about Kashmir and the potential for instability in the region caused by the tensions over Kashmir between India and Pakistan. We view the whole of Kashmir as disputed territory, the status of which needs to be resolved".
Senator Harry Mason Reid
United States Senator from Nevada on June 26, 1992 stressed that something must be done and in this regard he stated "Something has to be done. The Kashmiri people have suffered hardship, including torture, rape, and untold number of deaths, not to mention the destruction of their property and their economy. We here in the Senate must urge India to allow international humanitarian groups into Kashmir; we must urge India to allow foreign reporters into the area; and we must also urge India to allow a plebiscite so that the people of Kashmir may determine their own destiny".
CANADA´S UNSTINTING SUPPORT FOR KASHMIR
The official Canadian stand on Kashmir is widely misunderstood in India as the good gesture of help offered to solve this vexed problem. These sincere offers, in a brazen defiance, are ignored putting the regions security at risk. The offers of mediation on international level are rejected and all sincere efforts taken as a weakness rather than a constructive disposition to save the world from a catastrophic outcome. Prime Minister, Louis Stephen St-Laurent of Canada (1948-57) supported the Kashmir cause and stressed all along that Kashmir needs a solution as per the wish of Kashmiri people, through a plebiscite supervised by United Nations.
British Philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian and social critic speaks on Kashmir and says "When one observes that the high idealism of the Indian government in the international matters breaks down completely with the question of Kashmir, it is difficult to avoid a feeling of despair"
Congressman Dan Burton
U.S Representative for Indiana 5th congressional district recognizing Kashmir´s fundamental right to a plebiscite; stated "I believe that the people of Kashmir must be given a voice in their own future. For this reason, I introduced House Resolution 144, the “Freedom for Kashmir Resolution.” It calls on the President, the UN and the international community to use all possible measures to establish the conditions needed for a plebiscite. Whether the people of Kashmir wish to remain in India, join Pakistan, or become independent, the decision must be made by the people of Kashmir themselves. All the Kashmiris want is the opportunity to vote ".
LOY W HENDERSON
American Ambassador to India, Loy Wesley Henderson (Aug 1947-April 1948), with his wife came to Kashmir to discuss further to find a solution and looked at the possibility for an independent Kashmir. Mr Henderson went back to Delhi and answering a question Loy said: "Nehru was irritated about our policies with respect to Kashmir. He felt that we were not cooperating, as we should with Indian efforts to retain all the areas of Kashmir that the Indian troops had occupied. Pakistan, unlike India, had tried to establish close friendly relations with the United States, and when the United States had responded in kind Nehru was not only displeased but caused vexation to the stand taken by U.S."
TRIFURCATION OF KASHMIR STATE
Following decades old Dixon Plan, some believe, can provide a lasting peace and a final solution to the vexed problem of Kashmir. India managed to do a huge damage to the very fabric of communal harmony and succeeded in dividing people sowing the seeds of regionalism. Kashmir has a long history of toleration, togetherness and hospitality irrespective of cast, colour or creed. Due to a different colour, language, features and culture; India found it difficult to change the demographic character of the valley and that is the reason India finally, in frustration, resorted to use of brute force to subjugate the people by hook or by crook. In the last twenty two years more than one hundred thousand people have been killed mercilessly, hundreds of women raped, thousands disappeared perished in Indian torture chambers and millions worth of property razed out of vengeance.
One morning of Dec-Jan 1990, notorious Indian CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) knock at the door of Abdul Ahad Bhat of Batmaloo, Srinagar and demand the TV set to watch their favourite program Ramayana. The lady of the house opens the door to find uniformed armed infantry men staring at her with the demand and the next minute she collapses and is rushed by her relations to the hospital to be declared dead. In Kashmir incredible India does such miracles on daily basis.
THE KILLING FIELDS OF INDIAN ARMY
Over one million trigger happy armed men in uniform, who do not understand the language, culture, religion, ethos and behaviour, pounce on local population with vengeance and a mindset to eliminate the populace to occupy this rich paradise belonging to the poor inhabitants. It is amazing to find the "GOOD PEOPLE" of the world turning a blind eye to these atrocities committed with impunity. UN can see what happens in Syria, Lybia or Iran but when it comes to Kashmir they look the other way and one wonders why?
More than one hundred thousand men, women and children killed in the last twenty seven years. An independent Kashmir can be a bridge and instrumental between two hostile nuclear nations. Censorship imposed in "Indian democracy" conveniently and with suitability worsens the situations. Indian army makes sure to confine populace behind closed doors as millions on the roads create an embarrassing situation and international community is inclined to ask few questions. Continue to read.......
INDIAN ARMY'S CRIMES IN KASHMIR
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone, but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to cemetery
Martyr Burhan Wani, the man who rekindled and inspired his people infusing new blood to fight occupiers for the basic right of achieving the cherished goal of independence.
The number of gun pellet injury victims, especially youth, mounts to 10298. Men women and children invalid for life.
|PELLET GUN DAMAGE INDISCRIMNATE
Special Director General of Police, Coordination, Law and Order S P Vaid shares information on incidents with Rising Kashmir Reporter Mir Liyaqat Ali.
(December 18, 2016)
DAMAGE BY INDIAN INSTALLED DG VAID
- 5084 people have been arrested
- 500 have been detained under (Public Safety Act)
- 30 schools have been set ablaze in last five months
- 250 to 275 militants operating in the Valley
TIMES OF INDIA (May 21, 2016)
Around 1.8 million of Kashmir´s population show significant amount of mental distress.
THE MESSAGE LOUD & CLEAR
KASHMIR Tweet #kashmir OCCUPIED
Senator Paul Simon (Illinois)
United States House of Representatives from 1975-1985,-1988 Democratic Presidential nomination declaring Kashmir as a nuclear flash point Senator Simon warns of a Nuclear threat that remains a very real possibility in South Asia which will not disappear unless we have Pakistan, India, China, Russia and the United States working together.
INDESCRIBABLE SOCIAL DAMAGE
Sixty six years of unrest and political turmoil resulted in poverty, uncertainty and fear forcing people to fight for survival. In desperation human trafficking, child labour and youngsters falling prey to drug habits have reached epidemic proportions in Kashmir. Incidents of rapes of women and vulnerable section of society’s minor girls is a worrying factor as the perpetrators even after being identified are never punished.
Kuwait News Agency describes the unrest in Kashmir saying that situation in Kashmir continues to deteriorate as there has been a considerable increase in attacks by Kashmiri militants fighting India army. There have also been violent clashes on the ceasefire line of armies of two nuclear armed neighbours on regular basis. In the recent past, exchange of fire forced people living on either side of the de-facto line of control to flee their homes for safer places.
SIR OWEN DIXON
Proposals on overall plebiscite were rejected by Nehru on the grounds he recorded in his report. But he was in no doubt why they were put, as he mentioned privately in a letter: "If such a plebiscite were taken freely and fairly (India) would undoubtedly lose it." Bajpai agreed, expressing his ´personal view´."On 27th May, 1950, diplomat Chief Justice of Australia Sir Owen Dixon was appointed by UNO to negotiate a solution for carving out an independent Kashmir.
From 1942 to 1944, Dixon took leave from his judicial duties while he served as Australia’s Minister (Ambassador)to the United States, at the request of the then Prime Minister John Curtin. Dixon was invited to act as official mediator between the governments of India and Pakistan over the disputed territory of Kashmir. His role was to continue conciliation talks between the two nations in the lead up to a proposed plebiscite to be put to the residents of Kashmir and to do this, Kashmir had to be given into the charge of UNO which it seems did not go very well with lots of interested parties and the proposal was scuttled once again. His role as mediator ended in October 1950, although he had left India in September frustrated with what he saw as an inability of the respective governments to negotiate. In the year 1950, the powers of the world were inclined and had agreed in principle to give guaranteed financial support and Dixon plan provided the corridor and an opportunity for an acceptable solution, agreeing to create an independent sovereign nation of Kashmir."
General Andrew McNaughton
General McNaughton backed proposals of UN Security Council and in the Resolutions adopted on August 13, 1948 and January 5, 1949, McNaughton’s proposals contemplated an agreed program of progressive demilitarization on either side of the cease-fire line. Army withdrawal, disbandment and disarmament in such stages as not to cause fear to populace at any point. Governments of India and Pakistan to reach agreement by 31 January 1950 on progressive steps taken in reducing and redistributing the forces to the minimum level complete with the maintenance of security and of local law and order. India turned a deaf ear to all these efforts made on international level.
Canadian Conservative party Prime Minister Stephen Harper regards Kashmir as the unresolved issue and intensification of systematic human rights violations against civilians in Kashmir as a matter of concern. Harper government’s Foreign Minister John Baird stating Canada’s official position on Kashmir said “Ottawa takes the issue of a peaceful solution to the dispute seriously and continues to monitor the situation in Kashmir". Kashmir keeps its fingers crossed and watches the development of new Canada-India relationship closely to see how it affects Canada´s previous unstinting support for Kashmir.
William W Baker
"Locked in a death struggle for survival and the right of self-determination, this historic Valley of Beauty has become a Valley of Death! A country of thirteen million people, primarily Muslim inhabitants, face on a basis, the bullets and brutality of an occupation army of Indian Hindu soldiers. One is hard pressed to discover any comparable contemporary conflict capable of possessing an equal amount of naked brutality, inhumanity and intolerance as that experienced by the Kashmiri people over the past forty-seven years under occupation".
The ruling elite of India in the guise of "democracy" remote controlled by its formidable army guided by fascist ideology believe in greater India with expansionist designes to annex all neighbouring independent countries to realise the dream of ´Mahabharat´. There is hardly a country bordering it that has not been messed up with. In this connection Kashmir suffered the most and it is noteworthy that not a single country on international level considers Kashmir to be India´s internal matter or accepts the bogey called integral part.
A G NOORANI - MUSHARRAF
´Intellectual honesty and moral courage demand, instead, that all the truths should be faced boldly and treated as a challenge to diplomatic creativity and statesmanship. "Many of us think that it is rather disgraceful and does no credit to India that this matter should have dragged on... so long", Vallabhbhai Patel told Owen Dixon on July 30, 1950. Half a century has not wiped out that disgrace shared by leaders of India and Pakistan.´
MS LAURA SCHUURMANS
As expected an established vibrant democracy gives people the right to know everything about anything that happens on local or international level. On the contrary, the concept of democracy is used as a pretext to subjugate and rule over people occupied forcebly and against the will. People of India, in a controlled media environment, are fed with information far from truth. Kashmir projected and given to understand is based mainly on following baseless arguments, lies and fabrications, charging the common man up emotionally to complicate a simple issue of persecuted people´s basic fundamental right.
Dutch scholar and analyst Ms Schuurmans termed the geo-political implications of Kashmir dispute a grave global concern stressing that the dispute can no longer be considered a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan. She quipped "how is it possible that on one hand the international community raised East Timor issue so fervently but continued to keep its eyes shut on Kashmir". An unresolved Kashmir presents a real threat to regional peace and security.
Schuurmans further said that Kashmir Issue needs to be analyzed from a humanitarian angle, wherein an outright repression, violation of human rights and strong discontentment among Kashmiris has reached an unprecedented level. The longer the international community continues to overlook these human rights violations, the worse the impact is going to be, not only on the suffering of the people of Kashmir but the geopolitical implications of the dispute directly affects the peace in Afghanistan as the other two nuclear neighbours China and Pakistan cannot remain unaffected or unconcerned. The borders of China and Pakistan having direct connection with Kashmir have had historical, traditional, cultural and trade linkages. The conflict has the potential for a threat to both regional and global peace and trigger a nuclear conflict, a serious threat which must not be ignored.
The Valley of Kashmir
"The Government of India used Sheikh Abdullah as its agent to stir up communal trouble in Srinagar in 1931 so as to destabilise the State of Jammu & Kashmir and thereby force the Maharaja Sir Hari Singh to give in to British pressure."
HOWARD AND TERESITA SCHAFFER
(Kashmir´s fuse alight)
Deputy director of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University Late Howard Schaffer completed his book on the U.S. role in Kashmir and wrote on Wednesday, September 3, 2008 in The Washington Times:Kashmir´s fuse alight: "Kashmir is again becoming very dangerous. Stabilizing Afghanistan, avoiding a potential nuclear face-off between Pakistan and India, and steadying the fragile democratic government in Pakistan are critical U.S. interests today, far more than in previous decades. They are all at risk if Kashmir sparks a new India-Pakistan crisis. The United States can ignore Kashmir only at its own peril".