December 2003 News

India Through Psychological Tactics Trying To Distance People Of Kashmir: Sardar Anwar

28 December 2003
News Network International

Islamabad: AJK President Sardar Mohammad Anwar Khan Sunday said that instead of waging a psychological war, India must demonstrate willingness to settle longstanding issue of Jammu and Kashmir while accepting it as a core issue in the region. 'Nothing is going to be dealt secretly as far as Kashmir issue is concerned. Indian has been using its Psychological tactics of creating an impression that India-Pakistan are on track to understanding and the issue of Kashmir is no more a bone of contention between the two nuclear power countries in the region,' he was speaking at a private TV channel on the subject. He also criticized sharply on India and Israel for fencing. 'Fencing at the Line of Control, Working Boundary or at the Line of Contact could not freeze relationship between the people of both the sides of Kashmsir. Berlin Wall could not stop reunification of the German people so fences at the Indian Held Kashmir could serve nothing.' Offering his comments over the forthcoming SAARC Summit and the possibility of the resumption of talks between the leadership of India and Pakistan, he said, 'the talks between India and Pakistan on the issue of Kashmir are always being undertaken while keeping in view the UN Security Council's Resolutions on the subject. If something is coming out of the talks in a concrete form than UNSC resolutions could be amended but still the UN role would be supreme for final settlement. In my opinion India is just gaining time through its ongoing psychological war-to give message to the people of Kashmir that its relations with Pakistan are normal.' 'But I would like to suggest my fellows in both the Kashmirs of avoiding any sort of misunderstanding. If things are not settled through any level dialogues between India and Pakistan as well as the Kashmir leadership than the UN Security Council's resolutions are very much there,' he said. He was of the view that the leadership of All Parties Hurriet Conference is patriotic and very much committed. 'I wish them to be united but also understand pressure on them,' he said. To a question of any possibility of trade between India and Pakistan, he said, 'if having trade is fruitful than there is no harm to have it.' He, however was of the view that the process of talks between India and Pakistan 'if begins would be a positive development and there is no harm to have composite dialogue with India on the outstanding issues.'


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