Kashmir remains most dangerous spot in South Asia: Shawl
Southampton (UK), September 01, 2015 (PPI-OT):Chief Patron of Kashmir Concern, Professor Nazir Ahmed Shawl, has said that Kashmir will continue to remain the most dangerous spot in South Asia till it is resolved according to the aspirations of the Kashmiri people. Professor Nazir Ahmed Shawl was addressing a function organised by Pakistan welfare Association Southampton. The function was presided over by PWA President, Raja Abbas Khan, and moderated by Faisal Khyal.
Professor Nazir Ahmed Shawl, who was chief guest of the event, paid glowing tributes to the ideologue and architect of Pakistan Allama Muhammad Iqbal and Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. He also referred to the great sacrifices rendered by the Muslims for the creation of their homeland in the subcontinent. He said that there existed strong bonds of relations between the people of Jammu and Kashmir and the inhabitants of this new geography and Pakistan had remained an undying dream for the Kashmiris.
“Present situation on the Line of Control and inside occupied Kashmir is very alarming as India has chosen the path of aggression and it is running away from the dialogue. Peace of the region is also at stake. The international community needs to intervene and unfold its preventive diplomacy not only for the management of the conflict situation but also for resolving the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the UN resolutions,” he added.
Raja Abbas Khan called for united efforts by Pakistani and Kashmiri community to highlight at different levels the existing situation. “It is very alarming as Modi-led Indian government is trying to pursue a fascist agenda of his mentors in the RSS. Kashmiris will continue their struggle till they attain their goal,” he stated.
Amjad Abbasi of Muslim Conference referred to the resolution adopted by Muslim Conference on 19th July 1947 regarding accession of Jammu and Kashmir to Pakistan. Kashmiris in fact decided to accede to Pakistan when the country was not even created and this mission will continue till Kashmir becomes a part of Pakistan, he said. Sheraz Khan, anchor Takbeer TV, appreciated the principled stance taken by Pakistan regarding dialogue with India.
Chaudry Ziarat, a trustee of PWA Southampton, highlighted the sufferings of the people of Kashmir at the hands of Indian forces not only on the Line of Control but also inside the cities, towns and villages of occupied Kashmir. Khalid Farooq of PTI informed the participants that on Indian Prime Minster, Narendra Modi’s arrival in the UK, his organisation along with other political groups would be organising a peaceful demonstration outside 10 Downing Street.
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