ISLAMABAD: Veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, while expressing concern over the border tension between Pakistan and India, has sought the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon’s intervention in addressing the Kashmir dispute for ensuring peace in the region.
According to Kashmir Media Service, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the Kashmir dispute was the main reason for prevailing tension along the Pak-India border.
Delaying resolution of the Kashmir issue is a basic reason for the prevailing tension between India and Pakistan,” he said.
“If UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon helps in resolving the dispute inaccordance with the wishes of the Kashmiri people, it will be a great service towards saving this region from a destructive war,” he stated.
The veteran leader said that both the countries possessed dangerous atomic weapons and the UN knew what kind of war would it be in terms of destruction and loss of human lives.
Syed Ali Gilani pointed out that halting the permanent solution to the long-pending Kashmir conflict was a part pf rigid and stubborn policy of India.
“When the democratic system is gaining popularity all over the world and the basic human rights are upheld everywhere, the Indian policies are dishonouring its own claim of being the biggest democracy in the world,” he added.
The veteran leader questioned that if holding of referendum was possible in Scotland, which was a legal part of England, what was wrong in holding the same in internationally recognized disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir.