The Kashmir issue, one of the mainstays of Pakistan’s foreign policy, 70 years later still remains the oldest unresolved dispute in the United Nations because of India’s criminal denial of the right of self-determination to the valorous Kashmiris. Speakers today at the symposium on “Situation in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir: Exploring Policy Options for Pakistan” organized by the Islamabad Policy Research Institute shed light on the security, military and diplomatic dimensions of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute.
Delivering his Keynote Address, Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed, Chairperson, Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Senate of Pakistan, highlighted the extreme conditions being faced by the Kashmiri people since the August 5, 2019 lockdown. He lamented that those who brave it out to peacefully demonstrate against the August 5th revocation even after 184 days are either jailed or are fired upon by the rogue Indian army. Discussing the transformation of India from a secular, pluralistic state to a dangerous, monolingual, monofaith authoritarian country, he warned that the world never saw the evil of Nazism just like it is blind to the viciousness of the Sangh parivar. He outlined how the Nazi-inspired RSS have captured state power and use its full capacity to further their goals, especially in Indian Occupied Kashmir. Modi’s fascist regime is sticking to the exercise of smoke and mirrors while banning more than two million prepaid mobile connections.