BERLIN: Under the joint auspices of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, PTI-AJK and other Kashmiri organisations, a demonstrated was held here on Friday to mark the day as a symbol of their unity and will to resist India’s control over Kashmir.
Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai, Secretary General, World Kashmir Awareness Forum said that October 27, 1947 is forever scarred in the collective minds of the Kashmiri people as the day they became occupied. He was in Berlin to participate in the ‘Million Man March’ announced by Barrister Sultan Mehmood Choudhary, former Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir.
Speaking about the historical significance of the Berlin Wall, Fai reminded of the Ceasefire Line which not only divides the land but the families of Kashmiris as well. He warned that there are some quarters who suggest to convert the Ceasefire Line into an international border.
That proposal is not only a non-solution but also a fallacy because it mocks the suffering, anguish and pain of the people of Kashmir. Fai asked that the people of Kashmir revolted against the status quo and how can status quote becomes an answer? Also, Kashmiris wish to emphasize that their land is not a real estate which can be parceled out between two disputants. They are not chattel that can be divided between two member countries of the United Nations.
Their land is the home of a nation with a history far more compact and coherent than that of India. Fai, however, cautioned that at this moment in the historic struggle of the self- determination, the people of Kashmir with poise, confidence and unity are taking their inalienable struggle in a new direction of non-violence and peaceful agitation. Addressing the gathering, Barrister Sultan Mahmood said that struggle of Kashmiri nation against the Indian hegemony and occupation would continue till last victory. Other Kashmir leaders also spoke at the occasion.