Wage Jehad For Kashmir Freedom, Says Nizami4 February 2010
Lahore: Editor Nawa-i-Waqt and Chairman, Nazria-e-Pakistan Trust (NPT), Majid Nizami has asserted that Kashmir could not be freed without Jehad, maintaining that if President Asif Ali Zardari is the real successor of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, he might follow in the footsteps of Bhutto who had pledged to continue the fight for thousands of years for freedom of Kashmir. He was addressing to a seminar entitled ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’ held under the aegis of Nazria-i-Pakistan Trust here on Thursday. Other speakers who attended include Prof Dr Rafiq Ahmad, Maj Gen (Retd) Rahat Latif, Begum Suraya K. H Khurshid, Waleed Iqbal, grandson of Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal, Director Kashmir Center Lahore Mirza Muhammad Sadiq Jarral, Sahibzada Mian Khalil Ahmad Sharaqpuri, Col (Retd) Ikram Ullah Khan and Brig (Retd) Zafar Iqbal Chaudhry. Majid Nizami urged the Pakistan Army to keep their cannons, missiles and nuclear bomb ready to hit India as we would have to wage Jehad for the freedom of Kashmir. He said: ‘I am sure that if plebiscite is conducted in Kashmir to know their consent, all Kashmiris will readily join Pakistan’. He said that Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah had termed Kashmir integral part of Pakistan only for the reason that Pakistan is an agricultural country and water of the rivers coming from mountains of Kashmir was very important for survival of the country. He said that without this water Pakistan would become desert and only solution to get Kashmir freedom was to wage Jehad. ‘I consider it a sin to mix the Jehad with chaos as Quaid-e-Millat Khan Liaqat Ali Khan had issued certificates of Mujahid-e-Pakistan to me and my class fellow, Dr. Rafique Ahmad that is the reason that I like Jehad’, he stressed. He said that the government was taking action against Jehadis in FATA but it is a fact that these were the people who had sucessfully reached Srinagar in 1948 and got freedom for part of Kashmir and joined it with Pakistan. Nizami said that Quaid-e-Azam had summoned the then Chief of Pakistan Army at Governor’s House Lahore and asked him to help Jehadis and order army to enter into Kashmir but General Gracy avoided the order on the pretext of seeking permission from the Supreme Commander who was posted in New Delhi. Prof Dr Rafiq Ahmad said that India was not willing to solve Kashmir issue but Kashmir is the jugular vein of Pakistan. ‘India is building 62 dams in Kashmir on our rivers by which, God forbid, Pakistan may turn into a desert in coming years’, he said and ,added, that water crisis could easily ignite strong passion of Pakistanis as Pakistan is facing severe water crisis. He further said that India would have to respect the demands of the people of Kashmir. He said numerous Western Human Rights Organisations in their reports have exposed the cruelties of Indian forces against the people of Held Kashmir. ‘Indian intelligentsia has now realised that Indian government could not bear such huge expenses on its army in Kashmir’, he added. Maj Gen (Retd) Rahat Latif said on the occasion that India is forcibly occupying Kashmir so Pakistan must fight for Kashmir freedom. ‘Former Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali announced ceasefire on Line of Control despite knowing the fact that India would build check posts, taking advantage of the respite’, he added. Rahat further said that Zardari is mum over the Kashmir dispute after he issued a single statement in favour of Kashmir when he visited Muzaffarabad recently. Begum Suraya K.H Khurshid said that Quaid-e-Azam fully knew the importance of Kashmir, but regrettably, still Kashmir is a disputed territory. India is conspiring against Kashmiri people as it is getting Indian people settled in the region, she said and ,added, Pakistan is tight-lipped over the development. Waleed Iqbal said on the occasion that India had been suppressing the people of Kashmir since the last 62 years. ‘Now even our sovereignty is at stake. The final option is war against India if it deviates from the core issue during this composite dialogue’, Waleed added. Director Kashmir Center Lahore Mirza Muhammad Sadiq Jarral said no further option should be suggested regarding Kashmir to the government of India because India always used this timing just to buy time. He said that the people of Kashmir have decided to be part of Pakistan so our government should react in the same manner. Ghulam Nabi Lone, a Kashmiri leader, said Kashmir should be given freedom and all the political and religious parties of Pakistan should adopt a mutual strategy regarding Kashmir solution. Earlier, he thanked Majid Nizami for observing Solidarity Day with Kashmir. Sahbzada Mian Khalil Ahmad Sharaqpuri, Col (Retd) Ikram Ullah Khan, Brig (Retd) Zafar Iqbal Chaudhry and Nazria-i-Pakistan Secretary General Shahid Rasheed also spoke on the occasion.