Vajpayee Can Only Win Hearts By Resolving Kashmir Dispute: Sardar Anwar
14 March 2004
News Network International
Muzaffarabad: AJK President Sardar Mohammad Anwar Khan has called upon the Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee that if he was willing to win the hearts of Pakistanis and Kashmiris, he should resolve Kashmir issue instead talking about promotion of friendly relations through cricket matches. He was addressing a public gathering after stone laying ceremony of a Model Science College Tain on Sunday. The college will be built with a cost of Rs 50 million. AJK Minister for Health Sardar Mohammad Yaqub Khan, MLA Sardar Tahir Anwar Advocate, Dewan Ali Chughtai, Dr najeeb Naqi, Sardar Roshan Khan, Abdul Hafiz Chaudhry, and Raja Mohammad Arif were also present on the occasion. The AJK President said that if the Indian Prime Minister was sincere in restoration of peace in South Asia, he should not left the task of promotion of friendly relation with Pakistan on cricket team and he should come forward and show statesmanship by resolving the core issue of Kashmir. He also rejected the idea of Indian deputy prime minister L K Advani regarding 'give and take' on Kashmir, saying that the people of Kashmir were not sacrificing their lives the cause of division of Kashmir but for the sake of liberation of their motherland from Indian yoke. He praised Confidence Building Measures taken by Pakistan for normalization of relations with India. However, he said that friendly relations between India and Pakistan should not have at the cost of Kashmiris. He also said that the people of Kashmir will not accept any solution of Kashmir dispute unless they were not involved in the dialogue. Talking about Muzaffarabad- Srinagar bus service, Sardar Mohammad Anwar Khan said that the people of Kashmir will not accept the restrictions of passport and visa for travel from one part of the Kashmir to other one. He also condemned the laying fence along the Line of Control by India, saying that these negative tactics will never hinder the valiant people of Kashmir in their struggle for the right to self-determination. He said that if India was sincere in restoring peace it should avoid from atrocities and human rights violations in held Kashmir.