No solution to Kashmir without consent of Kashmiris: Masood Khan


BROOKLYN: AJK President Sardar Masood Khan has said Kashmiris are the final arbitrators of their fate ad no diplomatic solution to Kashmir issue can be achieved without their will and consent.
“The Kashmir dispute has three parties — India, Pakistan and the people of Kashmir- the Kashmiris are the ones who are directly affected from it. No solution of the Kashmir dispute can be find without involvement or obtaining the consent of the Kashmiri people”, President said while addressing a gathering of Pakistani and Kashmiri community at Brooklyn in USA.

“Kashmiris are a key party to the dispute because they are the ones who have to take a decision in regard to their political future,” Masood Khan said and added that mediation either initiated by President Trump or the United Nations should revolve around the wishes and aspirations of Kashmiri people and the framework of the relevant UN Security Council resolutions.
He urged the diaspora community to forge unity among their ranks and file and take advantage of the world’s focus on Kashmir by projecting the Kashmir issue in its true perspective. He said that Pakistani nation and people Kashmir have demonstrated unprecedented unity since August 5 when India stripped Kashmiris of their rights.
“This spirit of complete unity must be maintained and further strengthen to carry the Kashmiri peoples’ struggle for their right to self-determination forward”, he exhorted. President Masood warned that if the international community failed to provide justice to the subjugated people of occupied Kashmir, it would not be possible for anyone to control the enraged youth who are being deprived of their fundamental rights.
The President commended the diaspora community and the participants for organizing a successful rally outside the UN building. He said that this unprecedented rally has been impactful and it has been termed as the largest rally ever called in the past 8 years. He said that many people from other cities of the USA, Canada and western Europe had participated in the rally helping to make it a success.