Washington, D.C. December 1, 2009. Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai, Executive Director, Kashmiri American Council/Kashmir Center will participate in the forthcoming Parliament of the World’s Regions to be held between December 4 to 9, 2009 at Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Fai will present two papers, one entitled, “Building Peace in Pursuit of Justice: The Issue of Kashmir” and the other entitled, “The Role of Religion in Mediating Conflict.”
Washington, D.C. November 23, 2009. “Kashmir dispute is simply this: the people of a large territory which is not part of any existing sovereign state were assured by the entire international community represented by the United Nations that they would be enabled to decide their future by a free vote. It was supported without any dissent by the United Nations Security Council and prominently championed by the United States and other democratic states. Until now, this assurance has not been honored,” said Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai, Executive Director, Kashmiri American Council/Kashmir Center on the occasion of Prime Minister India’s visit to Washington.
An Analysis of the Geo Political Situation and Way Forward To a Permanent Solution and Lasting Peace in South Asia
By: Nayyar N Khan
Background and controversial claims:
The long awaiting Kashmir conflict is a mixture of theoretical and hypothetical assumptions miss communicated, supported and propagated by both Indian and Pakistani ruling elites since six decades. Pakistani ruling elites, feudal lords, establishment, civil and military bureaucracy has been propagating to own the entire State of Jammu Kashmir on the basis of so called TWO NATIONS theory due to the fact that majority of population of the State of Jammu Kashmir is the follower of Islam.
Washington, DC, September 6th, 2009. Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai, Executive Director, Kashmiri American Council/Kashmir Center, said that the people of Jammu and Kashmir still have confidence in the United Nations despite its failure to resolve many international disputes. However, Dr. Fai added, that it is crucial to remind the international community of United Nations Security Resolution # 209 which was adopted in its 1237th meeting on September 4th, 1965. That resolution was unanimously adopted with the clear support of the United States of America wherein the Security Council expressed its concern at the deteriorating situation in the disputed territory of Kashmir.
PAKISTAN/KASHMIR: In the Pakistani part of Kashmir several political activists and students have been arrested for observing the demands for an independent Kashmir, free from India and Pakistan. Mr. Sardar Liaquat Hayat, the Central President of the Jammu Kashmir National Awami Party, and several activists of the Jamu and Kashmir National Awami Party (JKNAP) and Jammu Kashmir National Students Federation (JKNSF), were arrested without any judicial warrants or charges. At the time of arrest on July 19, 2009, they were protesting against the call by the prime minister of Kashmir to annex Kashmir with Pakistan. Police conducted raids in Rawalakote city and arrested Liaquat Hayat, Wajid Ayyub and Shaihid Sharaf without arrest warrants from their homes. The same day the ruling party of Pakistani Kashmir organized a public rally to commend the so-called Kashmir’s accession to Pakistan at Rawalakote city.
Delegates of Kashmir Peace Conference Offered Friday Prayers at the Capitol Hill
Washington: 27 July 2009: It was making history on Friday when congregational Friday prayers were held in the highest seat of legislation – the Gold Room of the Rayburn Hall of the Capitol Hill (US Parliament) at the prayer break during the two-day 1oth international Kashmir peace conference organized by the Kashmiri American Council/ Washington.
Washington D.C.- March 3, 2009. “The United States, Britain and France have traditionally been committed supporters of the plebiscite agreement as the only way to resolve Kashmir issue. They sponsored all of the Security Council resolutions which called for a plebiscite. Their commitment was indicated by a personal appeal made by America’s President Harry Truman and Britain’s Prime Minister Clement Atlee in 1949 that differences over demilitarization be submitted to arbitration by the Plebiscite Administrator, a distinguished American war hero: Admiral Chester Nimitz.
December 14, 2008
by Dr Nasir Khan
Dr Nasir Khan is a peace activist. He is the author of Development of the Concept and Theory of Alienation in Marx’s Writings 1843-44 (1995) and Perceptions of Islam in the Christendoms: A Historical Survey (2006). He has his own blogs at http://nasir-khan.blogspot.com and http://sudhan.wordpress.com through which he can be contacted.
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Almost the whole world has condemned the Mumbai attacks of November 2008. Such terrorism has also, once again, reminded us how important it is to combat the forces of communalist terror and political violence in the Indian subcontinent. But what is often ignored or suppressed is the fact that there are deep underlying causes of the malaise that erupts in the shape of such violent actions; the unresolved Kashmir issue happens to be the one prime cause that inflames the passions and anger of millions of people.