Statement Of Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai

It has been my lifelong commitment to the people of the State of Jammu & Kashmir, irrespective of their religious background and cultural affiliations, to help achieve the right of self-determination to decide their future. God willing! I will continue to do that in days, weeks, months and years to come.

Given the traditional support of the United States to the basic principles of fundamental freedoms and democratic processes;  Given the personal vision of President Barack Obama about the region of South Asia which includes Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and Kashmir;  Given the traditional bipartisan expression of support by the United States Administration to the issue of Kashmir that ‘India and Pakistan must resolve the issue of Kashmir after taking into account the wishes and aspirations of the people’; and given the indigenous, non-violent and peaceful nature of the movement initiated by the people of Kashmir, in particular since June 2008 and thankfully sustaining that until today, I say with fullest possible consciousness that the people of Jammu & Kashmir have no reason to fear that the world powers in general, and the United States in particular, will let them down.

President Abraham Lincoln has said it the best, “The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.’

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