No military solution to Kashmir issue, says info minister

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ISLAMABAD: Data Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Friday referred to as for the Indian authorities to undertake a practical angle and settle for that there is no such thing as a army answer to the controversial Kashmir problem.

He made these feedback throughout an All Events Parliamentary Kashmir Group seminar in Islamabad and added that “[Indian Prime Minister] Narendra Modi simply introduced that [his government] will give a bundle of billions of rupees to [Indian Occupied] Kashmir”.

He additional mentioned that “independence can’t be purchased with cash. Independence is a sentiment felt within the coronary heart, a story of the guts”.

The knowledge minister continued to say that the allegation towards Pakistan for instigating unrest in Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK)had no basis and that the Indian authorities had solely adopted this stance as a result of it was unable to crush the wrestle for freedom within the area.

He urged Indian authorities to understand that “armies can not conquer the narrative of the guts”. He additionally said that Pakistan’s stance on IoK was not impressed by the “fantastic thing about Kashmir”.

“We don’t need IoK as a result of it’s so stunning and scenic; we don’t view the Kashmir dispute by way of land. We view the dispute via the lens of humanity. Its residents are part of us after they really feel the ache we really feel ache,” he mentioned.

“We don’t view the Kashmir problem from a territorial viewpoint. We take a look at it from a humanitarian angle,” he mentioned, including that the “ache of Kashmiris is felt by Pakistan”.

“Kashmiri chief Umar Farooq instructed me that political events contesting elections in Kashmir knew that in the event that they adopted an anti-Pakistan narrative, their voter base would alienate them,” he mentioned.

Quoting writer Arundhati Roy, Chaudhry mentioned, “The time when India managed Kashmir is lengthy gone; now the narrative of Kashmir dominates India.”

The minister emphasised that it stays within the pursuits of the area that each India and Pakistan enhance their relations with one another.

“Everybody will profit from peace,” he mentioned, including that this might result in commerce and an improved economic system in each the nations.

He additionally identified that the Indian authorities’s refusal to attend the South Asian Affiliation for Regional Cooperation convention if it was hosted by Pakistan was solely making issues worse.

The knowledge minister mentioned that “SAARC was struggling” as a result of Delhi’s place on the matter.

“As quickly as Indian authorities and intellectuals realise that they should undertake a practical method in direction of the Kashmir problem and that it must be solved, we are able to transfer ahead.

Earlier, India turned down Pakistan’s invitation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend the SAARC summit as soon as once more, saying the “bilateral talks are linked with curbing terrorism, not Kartarpur hall”.

Chatting with journalists on Wednesday, India’s Minister for Exterior Affairs Sushma Swaraj mentioned Prime Minister Modi won’t be travelling to Pakistan for the summit; although she appreciated the choice to open the hall.

Disregarding any risk of enchancment in relations between India and Pakistan, the minister mentioned, “Till and until Pakistan stops terrorist actions in India, there can be no dialogue and we won’t take part within the summit,” she asserted.

On Tuesday, Pakistan introduced that it could lengthen an invite to Modi for attending the summit as International Workplace spokesperson Muhammad Faisal had asserted “Pakistan’s openness to resolving all excellent points via dialogue with India”.

Referring to a letter written by Prime Minister Imran Khan to his Indian counterpart after assuming workplace, the spokesman had mentioned, the invitation for attending the summit in Islamabad was renewed.

“The letter famous that SAARC summit might now be held and welcomed Modi to go to Islamabad so {that a} dialogue might be began and we are able to take it ahead,” he had mentioned.

Nonetheless, the destiny of 19th SAARC summit that was alleged to be convened in 2016 stays in limbo following India’s refusal to hitch it over Pakistan’s alleged involvement within the Uri assault. India’s resolution was adopted by Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Bhutan expressing their “incapacity” to attend.

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