India cannot take Kashmir by military might: APHC
ISLAMABAD (APP): The All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC), in Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK), has said that Kashmir is a political dispute which can be resolved only politically and not militarily.
The APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that in a letter to Governor, NN Vohra, the Hurriyet Conference recounted the history of Kashmir dispute and Kashmiris' struggle for right to self-determination, Kashmir Media Service (KMS)reported.
"The past 70 years are a testimony to the courage, fortitude, resistance, resilience and repeated resurgence of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
The history of freedom struggles across the world bears witness that military might and repression has always failed in the face of people's yearning and determination for freedom. You very well know that the problem of Kashmir is essentially political and in need of a political solution.
Because of the non-resolution of this dispute the whole region lives in a state of fear, uncertainty and mistrust," the letter to governor, reads, according to the spokesman.
"Wars have been fought, thousands of lives lost, blood spilled but to no avail. This situation has remained so because of India's refusal to grant right of self-determination to the people of Kashmir, although India took this issue to the United Nations where many resolutions in this regard are pending implementation.
Holding a referendum for the right to self-determination is the only way forward. As you are the key agency to oversee implementation of Indian policy in Jammu and Kashmir, it is your moral duty to convey to the Indian State to accept that Kashmir is a political problem and hence can only be resolved politically and not militarily.
No amount of military might will resolve it as has been made evident over and over again in the past seven decades," the letter reads.