ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani Friday said that there is need to reassess the ground realities for a fresh and a comprehensive Kashmir policy with a focus on sensitizing the world about human rights violations and the right of self determination aspects of the issue.
‘We have failed to sensitize the world about the real struggled of the Kashmiries as at present, this issue is considered as a dispute between India and Pakistan without presenting a real picture of the movement.
United Nations has become a redundant institution which only listens to the tunes of Western and American imperialism. Whereas the world community have become a silent spectator to the atrocities and human rights violations in the Indian held Kashmir.
He expressed these view while addressing International Seminar on Kashmir organized by Young Parliamentarian Forum in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Services.
He said that the rape has become a weapon of war. Hundreds of Kashmiris have lost their eyesight due to use of pullet guns and there is a silence in the west.
But this is not a new. Western history is replete that where it suites western strategic interests a minor act of violence and violation of fundamental rights is taken care but where it does not suits their interests like Kashmir, the heaven may fall but they would remain silent.
Senate Chairman said that UN only take interest in issues of those countries which contribute in the funding and ensure implementation on the resolutions related to them like in the case of Iraq and nothing is done on the issues like Kashmir. He said that we don’t have respect and need of the institution which cannot take care of our interest. He said that the same is the case as far as the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) is concerned.
Chairman Senate suggested that the Parliament should take a lead in highlighting the Kashmir cause and sensitize the world though a proactive outreach.
He said the international media should also be sensitized along with the human rights organizations. He said that history is witness to fact that it is the resilience and struggle of the people which succeeds ultimately and same is true for the struggle of the Kashmiris. NNI