The Kashmiris’ Oath

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Amid, yet another Ministerial-level intercation among the SAARC, a podium for co-operation among the realms of South Asia, and of-course with the initiation of ‘meaningful sortie’ by the leaders of the influential world most explicitly by the US emissary Richard Armitage with a zest to overcome the perilous scenario shaped by the Indian ferociousness in the region, the chivalrous people of Jammu and Kashmir State recollected the sweet memoirs of the Accession-to-Pakistan Day on the onset of this week with a fabulous resolve to affix their final destiny with Pakistan so as to transform the glorious visualization of the Quaid-e-Azam vis-à-vis the elegant state, flanked by the steadfast peaks of Himalaya -” into a perfect truth.

Spectacular rallies, inspiring seminars, pragmatic symposia and the hoisting of the prideful Pakistani flag atop each and every edifice is the hallmark of the week-long events all over Azad Kashmir, Pakistan and even beyond oceanic, wherever people with Kashmiri-origin are dwelling.

This is in deed -” a matchless characteristic of Kashmiris, who observe the occasion every year to re-iterate their earnest belief about their outlook, austerely in line with the historic resolution which was adopted at a momentous session of their popular political party, the All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference that took place on this day in Aabiguzar, a vicinity adjacent to famed Dal Lake in the dazzling city of Srinagar, 57-year ago.

On July the 19th in 1947 a meeting of the All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference was held at the residence of the illustrious Kashmiri leader, late Sardar Mohammed Ibrahim Khan, which was chaired by the veteran leader, Ch. Hamidullah Khan because the apex leader, Quaid-e-Millat Ch. Ghulam Abbas Khan was put behind the bars by the nasty ruler Hari Singh for voicing the bona fide will of the people against the Dogra regime.

The fêted resolution of the State’s accession to Pakistan was presented in the presence of 59 bold and vibrant leaders, of whom only seven, including the top historian Allama Mohammed Yaqoob Hashmi, are now alive. The resolution was placed before the assemblage by audacious Khawaja Ghulam Din Wani and Abdul Rahim Durrani -” jointly -” which was instantaneously adopted with one-voice amid boom of slogans -” Allah-o-Akbar (God Is Great) and Pakistan Zindabad (Long Live Pakistan) by the partakers as well as a copious number of Kashmiris, camouflaging the venue of the moot with a definite ray of hope to have a peaceful and bright future w! ith the end of the century-old despotic Dogra clout, which had clandestinely surfaced with the inking of the notorious Treaty of Armitsar between the British-rule and their sycophant Gulab Singh, on August t! he 16th in 1846, opening a Pandora?s box for the guiltless people, most explicitly for the Muslims of the State.

The resolution expressed Kashmiris absolute confidence in the dynamic leadership of the Father of the Nation, Quaid-e-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah with the words; ‘we salute him (The great Quaid) and congratulate him from the core of our hearts with mammoth delight and soul satisfaction on the auspicious occasion of the establishment of Pakistan.

The state of Jammu and Kashmir, the resolution had recalled has been linked with Pakistan by the Nature through all perceptions, religiously, geographically, territorially, commercially plus via the unshakable bonds of civilization and culture with a singular fact the heartbeat of each of every Kashmiri synchronizes alone with their brethren in Pakistan.

Airing a stern warning to the then Hindu Dogra ruler, the valiant people of the state, with more than 85 per cent Muslim populace asked Singh to declare the State’s accession with Pakistan without any vacillation before August 14th 1947 or get ready to face a cataclysmic fate if this popular voice of the people is mistreated. Eventually, the monotonous, cunning and dim-witted Maharaja had to meet a dreadful end for eschewing the popular will of the bona fide citizens of the State as the New Delhi warlords through a hideous act resorted to an illicit invasion of the J & K State, while the heroic people had simultaneously stood up like a unyielding rock against the atrocious Dogra regime.

This culminated into the establishment of Azad Kashmir as a base camp for the liberation of the rest of the State’s territory from the wicked Indian yoke. This, by all perceptions is to be the pragmatic essence of the theme of the pledge, going to be made by the heroic Kashmiris at the galaxies which have been arranged, even this year [alike the past] to mark the momentous occasion of the Accession of the Jammu and Kashmir State with Pakistan in every nock-n-corner of Azad Kashmir, Pakistan, the Indian Held Kashmir and elsewhere.

The day recollects the fabulous and realistic vow by the people of Jammu and Kashmir asking India to bow before their acknowledged aspires for exercising their birth right of self-determination to save the South Asia region from a catastrophic peril.

At other places, too the Kashmiris would urge India to quit Held Kashmir immediately, if at all it is serious to avert the potential cataclysmic risks in the region -” at-once. As in the past, they would call upon the comity of nations to fulfill its outright word of honor by ensuring the immediate implementation of the United Nations resolutions, adopted more the a dozen time with an clear-cut commitment of plebiscite in the Jammu and Kashmir State, under the aegis of the world body, enabling Kashmiris to exercise their birth right of self-determination to establish their destiny for all times to come.

As is indexed in the folio of the history, India is fully aware of the fact that not a single Kashmiri shall vote for New Delhi and that-is-why the treacherous Indians are evading the UN resolutions with one sham excuse -” one-way or the other. These ploys and gambits will, however not work now whatever the way India swindles as New Delhi stands fully exposed to the world today, overtly in the light of the remarkable appeal, inked unanimously by almost 492 members of the British Parliament for an immediate solution of the Kashmir dispute, a paradigm first time happening in the British political history, which abundantly realizes the acts of the Indian hoax along with the constant antagonistic posture of New Delhi, a wearisome mindset, which has not only put the peace in the South Asian region in! a disaster-prone scenario but has also created possibilities of engulfing the entire world with an ill-fa! ted tragedy if and when a skirmish erupts between the two nuclear-armed neighbors at the behest of India.

The best course for India thus remains is the acceptance of the global voice and to bend before the ground reality that the solution of the Kashmir dispute is as essential for the survival of the global peace as the breathing of a life-line. Obviously, the illustrious speakers at seminars and symposia would, once again make it as clear as crystal.

This unanimous voice of the Kashmir people is inscribed on a vivid banner with the glorious words; ‘Kashmir Banay Gaa Pakistan’ [Kashmir would be a part of Pakistan] is being carried forward with optimal resolve by the Supreme Head of the All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference, Sardar Muhammad Abdul Qayyum Khan, who is known with love and devotion by his aficionados as ‘Mujahid-e-Awwal’ for the last over six decades. The party, now headed by its chivalrous chief, Sardar Atique Ahmed Khan has with effect from this year-decided to observe the momentous event of the Accession to Pakistan Resolution in a unique and magnificent way, instead of confining to just a day’s event.

Whereas, the AJKMC is ruling the realm of Azad Kashmir, paradoxically, the hefty Information set-up of AJK has, in the yester-years been keeping an awful mum and did not bother even to issue any matter or stuff on the Kashmir cause by disseminating even a press release or any article on the historic event. It even did not go for a special supplements in the print, electronic or web media not only to update the world on the trauma and ordeal of Kashmiris genocide, unleashed by India in the forcibly held-part of the State but also stayed away from a vital facet to enlighten the new generation of the history of struggle for freedom in Kashmir.

Instead, they opted to rest in cozy and comfy dwellings in Azad Kashmir or the majestic and marvelous Kashmir House in Islamabad. We hope that this trend shall not be repeated this year -” so that we can, at least make aware all those in the post-1947 age bracket, the magnitude of Kashmiris colossal struggle against the Dogra regime which was followed by a nightmare of illicit invasion which put the people of IHK in fetters, which are about to be smashed with the ongoing indigenous freedom movement by the valiant people of the picturesque state.

We feel optimistic that the top leadership of Azad Kashmir, now in power shall shun and set-aside all the in-house political mêlée -” if at all such a scenario persists in some-one’s soul and spirit and would instead make meticulous arrangements for the observance of the Day -” which a day to memorize, as not only millions of people of the State got uprooted in 1947 but almost a million have embraced martyrdom -” just in a little over single decade [1989-2004] -” obviously to translate their vision of Accession to Pakistan -” a reality.

A frequent joyride to the to soothing and relaxing empires in the West, both by the people-in-power and exclusively by the leaders of opposition in Azad Kashmir is, in no way a service to the Kashmir cause and such an allure would place them in an environ -” full of convolutions and complexities. So why not to go far an apposite course to foil and thwart, the nasty propaganda crusade, set-off by India to dupe and hoodwink the Orb vis-à-vis the sagacious and logical standpoint of Kashmiris?

As is known to all, the epoch of the 21st century is the era of media warfare -” whereby every pragmatic objective can be achieved -” with the power of pen instead of a sword. As a matter of fact, the age of conventional war came to an end after the First World War which was followed by evaporation of a nuclear combat; the moment Hiroshima and Nagasaki were given toxic shots by nukes.

Then came in light, the style of onslaughts by using media -” which has, all means, proved to be much-more potent, stout and strapping than any hefty gadget or device, of any kind-“yes, beyond any shadow of doubt.

Should we expect that the AJK government shall give a serious thought to this reality and would mark the Accession to Pakistan Day by setting-up a Think Tank with every erudite and clued-up person -” irrespective of one’s political leaning -” as its’ member. And would simultaneously compose journalists’ teams -” for dissemination all-over the world to counter the poisonous Indian propaganda -” at-once.

Finally, would make sure that redolent and educative supplements are got arranged for print, electronic and web media by the AJK Info set-up -” with meaningful articles on the topic of Kashmir Issue -” raying with vigor its’ diverse aspects -” till the time, Kashmiris clutch their cherished goal of liberation from the vindictive Indian yoke. Though a set of people, holding magnetic seats shall have to do a bit hard -” yet they will get their names indexed in the history, in the same style -” as the assemblage in Srinagar -” over five-and-a-half decades ago, the day when Kashmiris affixed their destiny by giving a exclusive verdict, in one go -” despite heavy odds, which do not exit at this time.

And can’t we catalog the input or output of the ‘Kashmir Centers’, existing in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan and even beyond oceanic to establish as to how far-“these fascinating offices-“being run through a hefty amount from the AJK exchequer have been able to clutch the cherished goals, which were set-off to give a toxic shot to the malevolent Indian propaganda, let loose against the Kashmir cause? If the feedback is not positive, why can’t we make such sets-up-“most strong and strapping with a revamp?

With such an insight and acuity these dispensers of information -” in AJK -” for world wide circulation of the facts on Kashmir shall have to keep in mind the well-accepted axiom; "We might not be the history makers, but we could say that we were there when it was shaping and we reported.”

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