Pak Playing Divide And Rule In Kashmir: International Body
19 September 2004
The Hindustan Times
New Delhi: Ahead of summit-level Indo-Pak talks scheduled later this week, the Kashmiri diaspora under the aegis of International Kashmir Alliance (IKA) has accused Pakistan of playing 'divide and rule' policy in Kashmir. In a statement issued on the killing of Hissamuddin, close aide of Chairman of breakaway Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Shah Geelani, IKA Chief Syed Nazir Gilani said Pakistani establishment has a history of divide and rule and it has achieved this by fanning a local mujahir dissension, promoting a mistrust among Gilgit and Baltistan against the administrations of Kashmir in Srinagar and Muzzafarabad in PoK. 'Pakistan has allowed PoK a restrained and a managed politics and has ensured that the 2.5 million refugees do not get full access to the judiciary,' Gilani said. He added that Islamabad ensured that the people of Jammu and Kashmir did not succeed in reposing their faith in a singular leadership on either side of Line of Control (LoC).