Comments on: Kashmir’s long road ahead Perspectives on Pakistan Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:31:05 +0000 hourly 1 By: vihang Mon, 11 May 2009 04:01:42 +0000 dear all,

what is ment by basic human rights? I think kashmiris enjoy them. they are entitled to polical system. participate in elections. right to speak. right to move free etc etc. They enjoy more rights than a londonier who is being watch every second.

for those who do not want to accept. Kashmir is integral part of India. The presence of UN observers is not a symbol of disputed region. It there to keep eye on LOC to stop further escalation. India is capable to take all actions to rootout anti-national elements from the region. but lack of political will cause these problems. Further, Kashmiries are themselves responsible for the present day crisis. Do residents of gujarat, maratha or anyother part of India need a separate identity? they are distinguished and share fruits of progress equally. they are all free Indians. what identity kashmiris are looking for? please explain.
there have been many independent nations after USSR. Has it resolved any problem? No. It has made it worse security scenario in the world.

By: Ajaz Ahmed Kashmiri Thu, 12 Feb 2009 11:23:53 +0000 The problem with Indian public is that they have been mislead by Indian govt for the last 61 yrs. Indian public is being told that Kashmir is an integral part of India. While as the truth is that United Nations millitary observers are in the heart of Srinagar for the last 60 yrs. How come internaltional force is present in Srinagar? This clearly shows that Kashmir is a disputed land. There are several United Nations resolutions passed for kashmir and none have been implemented. Kashmirirs are only asking to implement the resolutions so that we can decide our own future.Shameful Indian forces have killed more than 90000 innocent unarmed Kashmiris.Kashmiris were forced to take guns by the Indian govt by way of delaying tactics on the resolution of Kashmir and denial of basic right to choose, killing of innocent Kashmiris, rapes , torture and subjugation. We are a weak people and weak people ultimately become terrorists as has been seen in Palestine where Palestinians fight with stones against the tanks of Israel. Go and visit kashmir, you will see that 700 thousand Indian forces means that for every 10 unarmed Kashmiris there is one Indian Machine gun ready to kill them…..God will never forgive Indian nation for the injustice to Kashmiris. We have faith that one day we will become an independent country with peaceful relations with our neighbours…

By: Anup Thu, 08 Jan 2009 07:40:24 +0000 Myra, Is criticizing America considered a blasphemous act on Reuters?

By: Anup Thu, 08 Jan 2009 07:10:43 +0000 Alethia

—How come??? the goody goody (diabetic) Paki symphatizing western moral brigades are silent on the Guantanamo Bay detention camp & the draconion, anti-human (if not anti-muslim) American Patriotic law…

By: Nikhil Wed, 07 Jan 2009 19:27:55 +0000 To Alethia:

The problem in Kashmir is political, period! Everything else, terrorism, human rights, conflicts between India and Pakistan, is a manifestation of it. Please do not confuse the two.

Civilized nations, unlike Pakistan, do not use terrorism as a state policy. If terrorism infrastructure on Pakistani soil is wiped out, the Indian para-military forces in J&K can also be phased out. Only then, there will be climate conducive for political resolution in Kashmir.

Not to digress from the issue, but unfortunately, human rights are violated in various degrees in many places. As I write, there are freedom struggles going on in Tibet, Balochistan, Gilgit/Baltistan and the lesser know Alaska. (ref: Alaska Independent party) among others. The dignity and well being of the people may have also being violated in those places, more if not less, than in Kashmir. Just because Islamic terrorists use violence and hold the world hostage, does not give them the right for quick resolution.

By: venkat Wed, 07 Jan 2009 08:17:55 +0000 aliethia

suppression is a propogation created by pakistan and western countries to split india. they will not leave with that they will perculate down crying suppression, agression etc., till my country is torn in to pieces. can you give any evidence for suppression. if what is happening is suppression then that is happening in every part of this world. greece is suppressing its nationals. australia is suppressing. it retained indian with out any charge. i can add many. you need to understand the difference between maintaining law and order and suppression. one should not view it as per their conveniance. this is the main reason for peacelessness in the world.

By: Alethia Tue, 06 Jan 2009 21:19:25 +0000 Vivek:

The problem in Kashmir is not a “cancer”,as you put it, but the suppression of the basic human rights of the Kashmiri people over a period of 60 years. Yes, there are terrorists in Kashmir and a large number of innocent citizens have been targetted by both the terrorists and by the Indian military forces. They are squeezed in the middle.

It is those innocent people who demonstrated peacefully en masse this past fall (which was covered by several eminent journalists) and these voices should be heard by India and the international community.

The continuing discord between India and Pakistan over the human rights of the Kashmiri people has become a threat not only to the peace of the region but to world peace also. This is not merely a land dispute, but one which directly affects the dignity and well-being of the innocent populace there. Furthermore, the non-resolution of this dispute coupled with the non-resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian dispute make it impossible for the world community to effectively fight terrorism and turns the best efforts to do so into groping for a rope made of sand.

By: Sam Tue, 06 Jan 2009 21:13:34 +0000 Well worms (LeT, JeM, non-state actors) again started acting in poonch area near by LoC.

I still don’t understand that such a pathetic denial job from Pakistan side.

I have seen people / person lieing, but a Nation / Government… Give me a Break.


By: vivek Tue, 06 Jan 2009 17:55:10 +0000 if you find cancer in the body you remove it totally not give up that part of the body to cancer. same thing with kashmir, it is necessary to remove cancer from kashmir society rather than give up kashmir to cancer. thats how i see it.

By: mitchell Mon, 05 Jan 2009 16:30:27 +0000 Hey Ali,don’t abuse me , I am sorry if I had offended you..

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