Kashmir’s Black Days

Indian behavior from beginning of partition and even earlier was not good towards Muslims of Sub-continent and even it get worsen and India has stepped forward a bit too. According to recent developments, Pakistan is still constantly fighting for the case of Kashmir. On 27th October, Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed the nation for a while and stressed upon International community in his speech to take action against unlawful conditions and curfew in Indian Administered Jammu and Kashmir(IAJ&K). Along with it Pakistan also sees that American Acting Secretary of States Alice Wells has put stress on the need of dialogue to defuse the severe conditions in IAJ&K. American Congress members wrote letters to Indian Ambassador in America and have asked different questions about the chaotic conditions in IAJ&K including the questions of when curfew would be lifted and how many arrests have been made and when India would be ready to them green signal for their visit to the IAJ&K areas. But the answer from India is still awaited. Although Pakistan has took foreign diplomates and foreign media to Neelum valley, an area of Pakistan’s Administered Kashmir. But the question in mind is that black Day was observed on 27th October by various protesters in Pakistan and different parts of the world including England, Australia and some other countries too. To show solidarity with the people of Kashmir, is Pakistan duly fulfilling its liability or international community is fulfilling its responsibility? It is not completely consists of yes or no.

But when Pakistan talks about International community, the community cannot come forward to solve this problem. They can only show sympathy or they can only support our narrative verbally about the violence or human crisis situation in IAJ&K by India. When Pakistan says sometimes that it has to awake the global conscience or make them realize about the dire situation of IAJ&K but all this is just the lip service and it is apparent that India has occupation over Larger part of Kashmir since 1947 till today but here is one thing worthy of mentioning that the day Pakistan started to observe as black Day, the condition since August 1947 till today, Kashmir situation was in great flux. Pakistan had a weakness that before 1947 when Mountbatten gave the 3rd June plan to Indian leadership of different parties as Pakistan says today that Kashmir is its core issue, was not the way it was as spread over the intellect, imagination and thoughts for the then Muslim leadership at that time. There were so many problems at that time other than Kashmir like Punjab partition Riots had started before August 1947. Muslim League Leadership and Muhammad Ali Jinnah were not ready for the Mountbatten 3rd June plan and it was a bombshell for them because Muslim League Leadership was thinking that partition of United India would be conducted in 1948. They thought that It would not happen so soon. Mountbatten came and he precipitated and all things happened so swiftly.

The black Day observed in Pakistan administered Kashmir, IAJ&K, Pakistan and other parts of the world now was very different in energy and enthusiasm than last black days observed in history. IAJ&K after the revocation of articles 370 and 35A in August 2019, a new wave of freedom of Kashmir aroused from the oppressed Indian occupation. Prime Minister Imran Khan has revived the movement of freedom of Kashmir. In his United Nations address, he has rightly represented the people of Kashmir and especially the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir but the real thing is that can International community do anything regarding it? International community cannot do anything in Kashmir although they are able to make a difference in Sudan, East Timor. The eleven resolutions are passed by United Nations Security Council on the status of Kashmir issue. It is basically the game of interests and especially economic interests where they have their own interests, there difference is made and can be felt easily. But the issues of Palestine and Kashmir go unaddressed. It the basically the double standards which are totally apparent.

Due to Pakistan’s role, a pressure is generated. Why India is stopping different human rights organisations, Indian Opposition, American Congress members and representatives of independent countries to visit IAJ&K because the situation in IAJ&K is not normal and human rights are being violated on daily bases. Nine lacs army personnel are present there which is one and half times more than that of total army of Pakistan and eighty lacs Kashmiris are cornered and put into severe curfew conditions. It is now more than 85 days that IAJ&K is still under siege. Why the curfew is not being lifted? Because they know the response of Kashmiris. The biggest truth of IAJ&K is that Kashmiris do not like and even hate Indian Occupation. They only demand and need freedom. More than one lac human sacrifices has been made by Kashmiris. The International attention toward Kashmir has been grasped by the determination of people of Kashmir and they have proved that they would not allow Indian occupation in IAJ&K more and this zeal can never bow down any nation through the force of gun. Pakistan can not change history. But a satisfactory thing is that the narrative of Kashmir has been projected in correct way at International level now and it is first time in history that Kashmir is a recognised dispute at International level pragmatically. But despite all the speeches and efforts, the Pakistan’s narrative about Kashmir that Kashmir dispute must be resolved through the United Nations resolutions has no support except from few countries. Dialogue is the only solution by the agreement of both India and Pakistan with the will of Kashmiris. Neither the United Nations Secretary General on his own nor International community can resolve the matter singularly. Pakistan garnered support for Kashmir issue and it is on a watershed moment. It is a long process and will take time but war is not an option at all.

Dr.Zeeshan Khan is an analyst, activist, commentator, life trainer, contributor to the Op-Ed pages of different newspapers and doctor at CMH.

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