Kashmiri Culture Teaches Sympathy and Compassion for all Humans: Fai

Jakarta, Indonesia. May 13, 2011.  “The main characteristics of Kashmir dispute is that it prevails in what is recognized - under international law and by the United Nations - as a disputed territory. According to the international agreements between India and Pakistan, negotiated by the United Nations and endorsed by the Security Council, the territory's status is to be determined by the free vote of its people under U.N. supervision” said Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai, Executive Director, Kashmiri American Council/Kashmir Center while speaking on the subject, “India – Pakistan Relation: The issue of Kashmir” in Jakarta, Indonesia. Dr. Fai also addressed the ‘International Family Conference’ in West Java, Bandung, Indonesia that was attended by the delegates from more than 40 countries.

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Resolution of Kashmir is in the Interest of Global Community: Fai

Resolution of Kashmir is in the Interest of Global Community: Fai

Washington, D.C. March 26, 2011. “Is the lesson in Kashmir that a nuclear power – India – with an attractive economic market can defy international law, human rights and morality with impunity? What would that do to the cause of non-proliferation? What would that do for the cause of humanity? What would that do for securing adherence to the United Nations Security Council resolutions when the Security Council has_DSC1204_13 just not only adopted the resolution for no-fly zone in Libya but have started rightfully implementing it, said Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai, Executive Director Kashmiri American Council/Kashmir Center, while addressing a gathering of Americans of Kashmiri heritage along with the friends of Kashmir in Springfield, Virginia.

Fai warned that cost of inaction by the international community is enormous – for the global community, for the region of South Asia and especially for the people of Kashmir. If the global initiative is taken, it will not only end the bloodshed and suffering in Kashmir, but also will have a direct positive effect on international security by eliminating regional fighting and risk of a nuclear war between India and Pakistan. It is in everyone’s interests to settle the Kashmir dispute peacefully without further delay. Fai quoted President Obama who said exactly the same on November 7, 2010 in New Delhi that the resolution of Kashmir is “in the interests of the region; it is in the interests of the two countries involved and it is in the interests of the United States of America.”

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The People of Kashmir Never Reconciled With Indian Rule

Washington, D.C. April 24, 2011. Lieutenant General Agha Muhammad Umer Farooq, President National Defence University (NDU), Islamabad was the chief guest at an event organized by Kashmiri American Council/Kashmir Center in Springfield, Virginia.

The NDU's mission is "to impart higher education in policy and strategy formulation at various tiers with emphasis on national security and defence23Apr11_01. It wants to achieve the excellence in academic and research pursuits in diversified disciplines to provide well thought out inputs on national security at strategic level, promoting the cause of a free, open and critical inquiry and scholarly debate in the service of society.”

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Defending the Will of the People

International Educational Development

Invites you to a seminar

“Defending the Will of the People”

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Palais de Nations, Geneva:  Room XXIII between 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.

The speakers will draw to the attention of the Council Article 21 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which provides, in pertinent part: “The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government. Exercising the right to self-determination and defending the true will of a people can occur a variety ways such as in periodic, democratic and fair elections; plebiscites and referendums, organized by the United Nations or some other authority; peaceful revolt; or organizing national liberation movements.” The latest expressions of peaceful revolt have just occurred in Tunisia, Egypt and peaceful protest that unfortunately turned bloodier in Libya but in recent history have also occurred throughout the world. The latest example of a referendum was that carried out in January 2011 in Sudan’s south. There are other situations in which the United Nations promised a people a plebiscite or referendum to determine their will but which have not yet been carried out: Western Sahara, Palestine and Kashmir.  

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