World Reaction to situation in Kashmir

The world has shown solidarity with People of Kashmir and condemned the unilateral accusation of Kashmir. Kashmir is a disputed territory among Pakistan, India, and China. It is on the agenda of the UN and resolution on Kashmir is pending since 1948. India has been denying to implement UN resolution, as well as the “Shimla Agreement” to resolve this dispute with Pakistan bilaterally. Intellectuals and some of leading politicians in India has also shown their deep concerns. And worried about the future of whole India not only limited to Kashmir only.

At the time of partition at the end of British rule in 1947. The formula agreed upon was all areas with Hindu Majority will be part of India and all areas with Muslim Majority will be part of Pakistan. Principally, Kashmir is part of Pakistan as its population was Muslim majority. But, the Indian Army entered into Kashmir and occupied part of Kashmir. While Pakistani forces offered resistance to the Indian Army in Kashmir, the Indian government approached the UN and a resolution was passed by the UN to resolve the Kashmir issue amicably by plebiscite.

India used all dirty trick and use of excessive force to control the Kashmir but failed during the last 7 decades. Deployment of troops, social workers, government officials, teachers, intelligence agents, preachers, and all possible means to suppress the freedom of Kashmiri People was in vain. People of Kashmir were struggling for their freedom peacefully. Pakistan, UN and civilized nations of the world were showing solidarity with the people of Kashmir and extending all possible moral and diplomatic support throughout 7 decades of Indian oppression. India crossed all limits of violations of human rights.

For the last few days, India sends fresh troops into Kashmir, evacuated the Kashmir by advising all foreigners and visitors to leave Kashmir, media was closed, mobile phone service was suspended, and all schools, holes and important builds were closed and controlled by Army. Kashmir was completely balked out and cut off from the outside world.

By presidential orders, the status of Kashmir was changed and was given under federal government control directly. Which is against the India constitution itself and totally illegal. Violation of UN and international laws. While it is disputed territory among China, India and Pakistan, cannot change its status unilaterally. As per the Geneva Convention, it is termed as war-crime. Its impact in Kashmir, all over India, in the whole region and globally, will be adverse.

World capitals have witnessed protests and condemnations. Americans were surprised by this move. British, European parliaments, China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Malaysia, OIC and many human right organization throughout the world has shown concerns and showed solidarity with the people of Kashmir.

It is worth mentioning that India, Pakistan, and China have fought a few wars in history. And recent extremist leadership in India seems war-craze. All the three countries are nuclear states, and if escalation started, it may not be in any one’s control and may enter into nuclear war. All three nations have sufficient weapons to destroy each other completely. This region is an inhabitant of almost 3 billion people. One can imagine, the volume destruction and magnitude of causalities, beyond ant precedence in human history.

Pakistan is being the neighbor, can watch what is happening on the ground, the firsthand information. We are trying to educate the whole world that the situation is very serious and world-attention must be focused on this important issue.

I appeal to the UN, International Community, World Powers and all individuals with human conscious, and peace-loving people, to understand the seriousness of the situation. It is Indian war-crime and must pressurize India for reversal and just solution of Kashmir in consultation with Kashmir people. We must extend our moral support and diplomatic support to Kashmir. India may suffer isolation, the boycott of the international community, sanction by the UN, and the International court of justice mat take Sui-Moto action and exert pressure till the Kashmir issue is resolved perfectly.

Pakistan is a responsible state, and may observe patience. But, India should not test our patience and challenge us. Pakistan do not want any escalation and we proved in February that, we can avert the disaster. Although, we have capability to defend our country, but would not opt for war as first option. If, imposed, we may respond in much more surprisingly.

Prof. Engr. Zamir Ahmed Awan
Prof. Engr. Zamir Ahmed Awan
Prof. Engr. Zamir Ahmed Awan, Sinologist (ex-Diplomat), Non-Resident Fellow of CCG (Center for China and Globalization), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan.