July 2004 News

Fencing of LoC cannot divide Kashmir: Anwar

14 July 2004
The Pakistan Tribune

Lahore: President Azad Kashmir Sardar Muhammad Anwar Khan has said that India has violated UN resolutions by fencing the Line of Control (LoC). Talking to 'Online' on Wednesday AJK president said it is wishful thinking on India's part that it can divide Kashmir through fencing of border. 'How a fence can divide Kashmir into two parts', he maintained. Sardar Anwar urged United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to take the notice of the violation being committed by India and take steps for removing fence on LoC. Responding to a question he said as far as Kashmir issue is concerned the UN Security council permanent members want to resolve the thorny issue through talks between Pakistan and India while sidling the UN resolutions. He said If UN wants Kashmir solution through talks then Kashmiris should participate in talks otherwise dialogue on Kashmir issue cannot be result-oriented. To another question, Sardar Anwar said there was a great opportunity for Pakistan to liberate Kashmir from the brutal claws of India during 1962 war between India and China but at that time government did not snatch the golden opportunity and adopted the way of comprise for resolving the Kashmir issue. He said it is because of the negligence of the world community for resolving Kashmir dispute and violation of UN resolutions by India that forced Kashmiris to raise weapons for their right to self-determination. Kashmiris are fighting for liberation and it is totally wrong to name freedom fight as terrorism, AJK president observed.


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