Comments on: Pakistan renews calls for Kashmir peace deal http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/06/06/pakistan-renews-calls-for-kashmir-peace-deal/ Perspectives on Pakistan Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:31:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Kashmala http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/06/06/pakistan-renews-calls-for-kashmir-peace-deal/comment-page-1/#comment-47357 Mon, 30 Jul 2012 05:03:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=2861#comment-47357 The Jammu and Kashmir, which has been turned into graveyards and garrison, will express its God gifted beauty when dispute over it is resolved in accordance with the aspirations of its people. Black law had made life of people miserable. Withdrawal of Indian troops from Kashmir is important for the peaceful resolution as per the UN resolutions.
www.kashmirvoice.org

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By: Aamir Ali http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/06/06/pakistan-renews-calls-for-kashmir-peace-deal/comment-page-1/#comment-20758 Wed, 05 Aug 2009 01:38:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=2861#comment-20758 @RajeevAt least we let international human rights groups in our country, unlike India where they hide all the atrocities India commits in Indian occupied Kashmir.

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By: rajeev http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/06/06/pakistan-renews-calls-for-kashmir-peace-deal/comment-page-1/#comment-19040 Tue, 16 Jun 2009 01:13:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=2861#comment-19040 Aamir:http://www.hrw.org/reports/2006/pa kistan0906/

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By: Aamir Ali http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/06/06/pakistan-renews-calls-for-kashmir-peace-deal/comment-page-1/#comment-18924 Sun, 14 Jun 2009 05:39:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=2861#comment-18924 @RajeevDon’t worry about Azad Kashmir. Life there for Kashmiris is infinitely better than under the boots and guns of Indian Army.Regrettably the Taliban animals have weakened Pakistan due to their severe terrorism, so Pakistan is only doing the minimum these days: issuing statements.

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By: rajeev http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/06/06/pakistan-renews-calls-for-kashmir-peace-deal/comment-page-1/#comment-18862 Thu, 11 Jun 2009 22:20:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=2861#comment-18862 @I hope Human Rights groups take notice of PoK & India also starts underlining the atrocities & human rights violations being committed in PoK.- Posted by MortalMortal: Human rights groups HRW.org notice that except the reports are not brought in front by the media. A clear in consistency in Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir and its actions on kashmiris under its control is hard to miss, except if someone wants to. Reuter media can tell us more. Human rights watch group report leaves no doubt what’s going on inside Azad Kashmir.

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By: Keith http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/06/06/pakistan-renews-calls-for-kashmir-peace-deal/comment-page-1/#comment-18833 Wed, 10 Jun 2009 23:30:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=2861#comment-18833 The Pakistani position is inflexible and will be rejected outright. Why even bother? You say the other side should have no pre-conditions but then tack on your own. How is that negotiation?Irfan Husain’s suggestion that the Indians pull back their troops is also off-base. While there maybe some merit to the suggestion that India could offer some kind of deal along the international border, it’s highly unlikely much could be done in Kashmir where the Army is engaged in a serious counter-insurgency fight and is attempting to stem the flow of militants from Pakistan. In the end, this kind of pull-back won’t come as a gesture but as part of a negotiation that will require Pakistan to make some concessions as well (ie. stemming the flow of militants).We have a long ways to go before Kashmir becomes like many of the disputed areas of Europe…an EU style solution (soft borders, no exchange of territory) being the only feasible long term solution in the region.

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By: Mortal http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/06/06/pakistan-renews-calls-for-kashmir-peace-deal/comment-page-1/#comment-18796 Tue, 09 Jun 2009 22:26:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=2861#comment-18796 Some one posted on Reuters a link long time ago about the comparison of Kashmiris in India and Pakistan by a neutral agency; I recall that the take home message was that the Kashmiris in India are much better (I do not have that URL). Why Kashmiris in POK are ignored in these discussions and do not deserve even a cursory mention by the authors…..- Posted by rajeevIt’s quite surprising, as to how the world has turned a blind eye to the events in PoK while being fixated on Indian Kashmir. I have to say, the Pakistani authorities have done a good job of this concealment & the Indian establishment hasn’t by bringing it to the world’s attention.The reality is that while the dynamics of Indian Kashmir have remained virtually untouched by the Indian Govt since 1947, Pakistan has constantly tinkered with it’s Kashmir in the past 61 years. It has systematically included more & more of it’s Kashmir into the Federally administered Northern areas (FANA) & today, the Pakistani Kashmir has been reduced to a narrow strip of land squeezed between Indian Kashmir & Pakistani Punjab. Pakistan has also completely changed the demographics of PoK since 1947 by increasingly settling Punjabis into PoK.I hope Human Rights groups take notice of PoK & India also starts underlining the atrocities & human rights violations being committed in PoK.

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By: rajeev http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/06/06/pakistan-renews-calls-for-kashmir-peace-deal/comment-page-1/#comment-18787 Tue, 09 Jun 2009 17:05:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=2861#comment-18787 @Thanks for the web link RajeevSomehow this does not figure in the writings of many kashmir experts.There are other posts on Reuters this week on kashmir.Azad-Azad, you are welcome. As you would have noticed, HRW link ( http://www.hrw.org/reports/2006/pakistan 0906/ )is not a pro-India/anti-Pak or vice-versa propaganda but talks about Kashmiris in Azad kashmir. Some one posted on Reuters a link long time ago about the comparison of Kashmiris in India and Pakistan by a neutral agency; I recall that the take home message was that the Kashmiris in India are much better (I do not have that URL). Why Kashmiris in POK are ignored in these discussions and do not deserve even a cursory mention by the authors (with due respect Myra included) puzzles me. Talking about Kashmiris on both sides of LoC is not comparing SWAT and Sri Lanka, but it is relevant if one is talking about the Kashmir issue. The report by Human Rifhts Watch exposes the contardictions between what Pakistan professes the Kashmiris right to self-determination and the Azad Kashmir’s constitution. By this constitution, any one that does not support Kashmir’s accession to Pakistan is barred from contesting elections.

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By: Global Watcher http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/06/06/pakistan-renews-calls-for-kashmir-peace-deal/comment-page-1/#comment-18785 Tue, 09 Jun 2009 15:26:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=2861#comment-18785 Myra,Just to remind people of the history of Kashmir, Maharaja Hari Singh completed negotiations for acceding Jammu and Kashmir to India in exchange for receiving military aid. The agreement which ceded Jammu and Kashmir to India was signed by the Maharaja and Lord Mountbatten.It is therefore legally binding that Kashmir, the Indian portion is legally and integrally a part of India.Those legal agreements cannot be ignored. If they are to be ignored, have we set a new precedence for ignoring past contracts? Does this make Pakistan an illegal state as well then? If it is, does Pakistan not legally belong to India and partition is just a farce as well?People need to be reminded that the Prince Maharaja Hari Singh signed over Kashmir to India for military protection from the Pathans. Mountbattan, Queen Elizabeth II’s blood uncle was a legal witness to this transfer of land ownership and rule.Pakistan must be reminded that it has a duty to observing legal contracts.Religion cannot be a basis to ascede land from others.

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By: pakistani patriot http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/06/06/pakistan-renews-calls-for-kashmir-peace-deal/comment-page-1/#comment-18781 Tue, 09 Jun 2009 03:43:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=2861#comment-18781 the world has been so obsessed with the new war on terrorism that these decade long battles have been put on the back burner. its not that the wars stopped or even paused…its that these stories are finally gaining traction once again.and for that i applaud reuters. thank you.

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