Jammu, August 05 (Scoop News)- Describing the decision of the UK Government to hold a “special debate” on the human rights situation in Kashmir in the House of Commons as a brazen interference in the internal affairs of India, BJP state president and MP Jugal Kishore Sharma today said that Jammu & Kashmir is a settled issue and cannot be reopened under any pretext whatever. “To reopen the settled issue of Kashmir would be to reopen the whole issue of Indian partition in 1947 and question the very formation of Pakistan,” he said, and added that J&K acceded to India under the same Act under which Pakistan came into being and the accession is irrevocable, final and non-negotiable. He also condemned the demand of the UK MP David Ward that Kashmiri Muslims be granted the right to self-determination,
Denouncing the suggestion that Kashmiri Muslims be granted the right to-self-determination, Sharma said much water has flown down the rivers Indus, Jhelum and Chenab during the past more than 66 years and an overwhelming majority of population in the state is deeply and unequivocally committed to India and the Indian political system. “UK cannot impose the sectarian will on the unwilling people of the state, as they are vehemently opposed to the Kashmiri leaders’ demands ranging from autonomy to self-rule to independence to merger with Pakistan to economic independence to the dual currency to demilitarization to India-Pakistan joint-control and have linked their political fate with the national mainstream forever,” the BJP MP said in a statement, adding that it is the BJP which represents the majority view, as it represents over 88 per cent of the state’s land area in the Lok Sabha.
The BJP MP asserted that it is not the Kashmiri Muslims whose human rights have been violated; it is the miniscule minority community of Kashmiri Hindus, minority Sikhs and even the patriotic Muslims in the Valley whose human rights have been ruthlessly violated by the Pakistan-sponsored radical forces in the Valley and added that the BJP would have appreciated UK had it taken up the issue of the oppressed, persecuted and hounded out minority communities and held the fanatics in the Valley responsible for the exodus of the minority community from Kashmir. By referring to the human rights of those who have violated the human rights of the minority communities and have been attacking the institution of India state and demanding separation on religious ground, UK has committed a grave wrong and accorded legitimacy to the enemies of peace and humanity, He said, and further added that the BJP will now allow another communal partition of the country. He urged the political establishment in UK to hold itself aloof from Kashmir, which is India’s internal affair. He also urged the people of the state to join the BJP to defeat anti-India moves initiated by Kashmiri separatists and their supporters outside the country.
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