Kashmir cause undermined by Pakistani journalists

Empowering Weak & Oppressed


Dhu al-Hijjah 29, 1437 2016-10-01

Editor's Desk

by Editor (Editor's Desk, Crescent International Vol. 45, No. 8, Dhu al-Hijjah, 1437)

What should Pakistan do? Nothing, as far as these journalists are concerned. They are more interested in whiskey and being in the company of Bollywood actresses. What a disgrace!

The state of Jammu and Kashmir is disputed territory. The UN recognizes this. The people are under India’s brutal military occupation. The Hague Regulations (1907), the Four Geneva Conventions (1949) as well as the law, jus ad bellum, clearly establish this fact.

The Kashmiris have suffered decades of military oppression, periodically staging protests when they cannot take it any more. This is what is currently underway. With stones in their hands, Kashmiri youth have confronted the 700,000-strong Indian army of occupation that has perpetrated horrific crimes against Kashmiri men, women, and children.

The government of Pakistan, for all its faults, has tried to raise the issue at international forums. This has included Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s speech at the UN as well as parliamentary delegations sent to various capitals to mobilize support for a just resolution to the decades-long Kashmir dispute.

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