The Resolution was unanimously adopted and unanimously passed. It reads: “This House notes with deep concern Pakistan’s role in imparting training to the terrorists in camps located in Pakistan and Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, the supply of weapons and funds, assistance in infiltration of trained militants, including foreign mercenaries into Jammu and Kashmir with the avowed purpose of creating disorder, disharmony and subversion.
It reiterates that the militants trained in Pakistan are indulging in murder, loot and other heinous crimes against the people, taking them hostage and creating an atmosphere of terror.
It condemns strongly the continued support and encouragement Pakistan is extending to subversive and terrorist activities in the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir.
It calls upon Pakistan to stop forthwith its support to terrorism, which is in violation of the Simla Agreement and the internationally accepted norms of inter-state conduct and is the root cause of tension between the two countries. It reiterates that the Indian political and democratic structures and the Constitution provide for firm guarantees for the promotion and protection of human rights of all its citizens.
It regards Pakistan’s anti-India campaign of calumny and falsehood as unacceptable and deplorable; notes with deep concern the highly provocative statements emanating from Pakistan; urges Pakistan to refrain from making statements which vitiate the atmosphere and incite public opinion; expresses regret and concern at the pitiable conditions and violations of human rights and denial of democratic freedoms of the people in those areas of the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir, which are under the illegal occupation of Pakistan.
On behalf of the People of India, firmly declares that – (a) The State of Jammu & Kashmir has been, is and shall be an integral part of India and any attempts to separate it from the rest of the country will be resisted by all necessary means; (b) India has the will and capacity to firmly counter all designs against its unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity; and demands that – (c) Pakistan must vacate the areas of the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir, which they have occupied through aggression; and resolves that –(d) All attempts to interfere in the internal affairs of India will be met resolutely."
The resolution is treated as a divine document by GoI but more or less a paper tiger by Kashmiri people.
A similar paper tiger was produced in 1962 following the China war to drag out the aggressor!
India went to war to clear Kargil of Pakistani troops in 1999. But this time the Parliament is silent and so is GoI. Even a paper missile has not been fired. “India is not scared of China”, Antony made clear but urged his troops to remain in ‘dormant mode’. Salman Khurshid is expected to fly to Beijing to chant the historic Hindi Cheeni Bai Bai (Indians and Chinese are brothers) slogan.
When former Home minister offered secret talks to Hurriyat Conference, the BJP leader Arun Shourie issued a statement saying: “The Minister appears too vague about his Kashmir plans. He should make it clear as it is a question of our sovereignty. There is a Parliament resolution about Kashmir.”
Arun Shourie and people like him are also silent today. China is not Pakistan. Even US has to think twice before issuing a statement on the development. The 1962 Parliament resolution went in vain and a fresh resolution, if the Parliament passes one, will meet the same fate.
The intrusion of Chinese has added a new dimension to the Kashmir dispute. Rather it has brought an important point to the fore. China holds a huge chunk of Jammu Kashmir territory and is, therefore, a party to the dispute. Some people say nobody lives in the area held by China to justify the occupation. This needs to be agitated as having China as a party to the dispute can change the very complexion of the problem.