OIC Can Persuade India & Pakistan To Resolve the Kashmir Conflict Peacefully: Fai

Washington, D.C. June 25, 2011. Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai, Executive Director, Kashmiri American Council/Kashmir Center left to participate in the Thirty-eight Session of the Council of the Foreign Ministers (CFM) of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) to be held in Astana, Kazakhstan from June 28 – 30, 2011. Dr. Fai received the invitation from the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, the Secretary General of the OIC.

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World Powers Must Share the Outrage Felt By the People of Kashmir: Fai

Geneva, Switzerland. June 17, 2011. Mr. Christof Heyns, ‘the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions’, & Mr. Frank La Rue, ‘the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression’ have expressed grave concern over the human rights situations in Kashmir, according to the reports released during the 17 Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland which concluded today. The reports detail the pattern of brutality by the Indian authorities towards the people of Kashmir.

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Kashmir Poses a Great threat to Global Peace & Security: Lord Ahmad

Birmingham, England. June 15, 2011.  Lord Nazir Ahmed, member, British House of Lords said that because of her decades old traditional negative and stubborn approach, India has not yet retrieved by even a single inch of her irrelevant and unjustified stand on Kashmir. For the very reason, Kashmir issue could not move towards its solution so far in true perspective, he said adding that in fact India was exercising dirty politics on Kashmir. Lord Ahmed called for early resumption of result-oriented talks between India and Pakistan to reach an everlasting settlement of all long-standing differences especially on Kashmir conflict. . He was addressing a symposium organized by, “British Kashmiri Women’s Forum” in Birmingham, U.K.

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Resolution of Kashmir Holds Key to Peace & Security in South Asia: PM Gillani

IMG_4206Muzaffarabd, Azad Kashmir. May 28, 2011. “Finding out an amicable solution to the core issue of Kashmir, lasting peace and economic prosperity in the whole region of South Asia is absolutely interlinked”, said Mr. Syed Yousuf Raza Gillani, the Prime Minister of Pakistan while addressing the two-day international conference on Kashmir here, which was organized by the Azad Kashmir University and attended by the eminent delegates from India, Pakistan, Turkey, Europe and both sides of the Cease-fire Line.

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"Kashmir: The Land of Tolerance and Forgiveness"

There is an interesting story in Islam about Abraham.  Abraham, among Muslims as well as within Christianity and Judaism, is one of the most revered figures in ancient history, most respected because of his knowledge  and understanding of God and his willingness to serve Him.

It so happened that Abraham had determined that he would not eat unless he had a guest to eat with him.  He never ate unless there was someone to share his food with.  Sadly, he went for a long time without a guest and became very hungry.  He had not eaten for several days, whereupon he decided to go looking for someone to share a meal with.

One day he went into a forest.  It was a very large forest,  and he walked and walked, and for a long time he could find no one.  Then, suddenly, he came upon an old man with a long beard sitting upon a large stone, and of course he did not hesitate.

"Sir," he said. "I have much food at my house.  Why don't you come and share a meal with me.  We can sit down and share many things."

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Kashmiri American Council Reiterates Its Statement of Objectives: Dr. Fai

Washington, D.C. March 31, 2011. Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai, Executive Director, Kashmiri American Council (KAC) said that once again, Kashmir is living proof that it is not going to compromise, far less abandon, its demand for Azaadi (freedom) which is its birthright and for which it has paid a price in blood and suffering which has not been exacted from any other people of the South Asian subcontinent. Fai said that the Board of Directors of the KAC in its 3-days meeting agreed to the following 18-points “Policy Statement” to be pursued during the fiscal year of 2011.

1.         The Board clarified that the 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 States that they would be given the right of self-determination to decide their future by a free vote. Until now this assurance has not been honored;

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India does not want to resolve the Kashmir dispute but she wants to dissolve it. Fai.

Karachi, March 6, 2011. “The latest uprising which is indigenous, spontaneous and non violent has made it abundantly clear that the status quo and autonomy within Indian Constitution are options not acceptable to the people of Jammu and Kashmir. It has convinced the world powers in general and the United States in particular that key to stability in Afghanistan lies in the resolution of the Kashmir dispute” said Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai, Executive Director, Kashmiri American Council/Kashmir Center while addressing an impressive gathering of the Karachi Bar Association. DSC00275The lecture was moderated by Advocate Mohammad Aqil the President of the Bar. All members of the Managing Committee of the Bar including Abdul Hameed Yousuf Vice President, Syed Haider Imam Rizvi General Secretary, Mohammad Saeed Abbasi Joint Secretary were present.
 
Dr. Fai elaborated that the United Nations resolutions on Kashmir constitute an agreement and are binding on both India and Pakistan, despite the fact that they were adopted under Chapter VI of the United Nations Charter, because, unlike many resolutions of the Security Council, the provisions of these resolutions on Kashmir were first negotiated with the parties concerned and were accepted without any ambiguity by both India and Pakistan.
 

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