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Unresolved Kashmir Issue Threatens Peace – Khawaja Asif

Pakistan’s Defense Minister Khawaja Asif said that unresolved Kashmir issue threatened the regional peace. He was speaking to the sixth Moscow Conference on International Security. He stressed on the need of Kashmir issue’s peaceful resolution, saying.

“The Kashmir issue must be resolved in accordance with the UN resolution, I must share that all peace overtures and sincere efforts made by Pakistan are not being reciprocated. From Palestine to Kashmir, we have a history of suppression and denial of basic human rights.”

The minister further reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to go against terrorists of all hue and color without discrimination. He also said that Pakistan’s armed forces were combing out terrorists’ remnants by conducting the operation Radd-ul-Fasaad.

Russia Must Play Its Part to Stabilize Afghanistan Situation

Pakistan’s Defense Minister also talked about the role of Russia in stabilizing the situation in Afghanistan. He said that Russia should lead the process of bringing stability to Afghanistan.

On this occasion Head of Russian Military Department also talked about the importance of fighting terrorism, saying.

“The world is not getting calmer and stable, and in these conditions, we are again and again saying that fighting international terrorism requires the consolidation of all interested forces.”

Recent Kashmir Issue Tensions and Social Media Ban

Unresolved Kashmir Issue Threatens Regional Peace – Khawaja AsifIndia remains in the denial mode when it comes to resolving the Kashmir issue. No end in sight to the Kashmir issue has frustrated India.

The video of a young man tied to the front of the jeep in Kashmir by the Indian Army became viral. Stories like that of this young man agitated authorities in Kashmir that are struggling to handle the situation.

The Indian authorities ban includes 22 social media websites including Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp. The BJP Indian-led government thinks that this one-month ban is mandatory to ensure public safety.

Here is what the public order read.

“It’s being felt that continued misuse of social networking sites and instant messaging services is likely to be detrimental to the interests of peace and tranquility in the state.”

The authorities responsible for blocking the social media websites in Indian occupied Kashmir are struggling to implement the ban. It is more than a week the 3G and 4G services got blocked, but the slower 2G Internet service remains available.

The struggle for freedom in Indian-occupied Kashmir resurged with the killing of the freedom fighter Burhan Wani. Since then, over 100 people were killed by Indian Army, and firing of pellets blinded hundreds of others. India is also struggling to give good quality food to its soldiers in Indian-occupied Kashmir. India recently detained Kashmir youth for wearing the green colored Pakistani cricket uniforms.