With the initiation of another sortie by the leaders of the influential world é most explicitly by Jack Straw and Colin Powel – to overcome the perilous scenario é shaped by the Indian ferociousness – in South Asia, the chivalrous people of Jammu and Kashmir State set-in-motion the ‘Accession-to-Pakistan Week’ Saturday with a fabulous resolve to affix their final destiny with Pakistan – at all costs é to transform the glorious visualization of the Quaid-e-Azam vis-é-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 é atop each and every edifice é is the hallmark of the week-long events é all over Azad Kashmir, Pakistan and even beyond oceanic, wherever people with Kashmiri-origin are dwelling. This is é 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 ! which took place on this day in Muhallah Aabiguzar, a vicinity adjacent to famed Dal Lake in the dazzling city of Srinagar, 55-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 noted Kashmiri leader 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 celebrated resolution of the ‘ State’s accession to Pakistan’ was presented é in the presence of 59 bold&n! bsp; leaders, of whom only nine é including the top historian Allama Mohammed Yaqoob Hashmi, are now alive – by audacious Khawaja Ghulam Din Wani and Abdul Rahim Durrani which was é instantaneously é adopted with one-voice with booming slogans of ‘ Allaho Akbar ‘ (God Is Great) and ‘ Pakistan Zindabad” (Long Live Pakistan) by the participants as well as copious Kashmiris, proximating the venue of the moot with a definite ray of hope to have a peaceful and bright future with the end of the century-old tyrannical Dogra- clout, which had clandestinely surfaced with the inking of the notorious Armitsar Treaty é between the British-rule and their sycophant Gulab Singh – on August the ! 16th in 1846, opening a ‘ Pandora’s box’ for the guiltless people é specifically é the Muslims.
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 é 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 cultu! re with a singular fact the heartbeat of each of every Kashmiri synchronizes alone with their brethren in Pakistan. Giving a stern warning to the then Hindu Dogra ruler, the valiant people of the state – with more than 85 per cent Muslim populace é asked Singh to declare the state’s accession with Pakistan é without any vacillation é before August 14th 1947 or get ready for a cataclysmic fate if this popular voice of the people is mistreated. The dim-witted ‘Maharaja’ had to meet a dreadful end é for eschewing the popular will of the true citizens of the state – as the New Delhi warlords é through a hideous act – resorted to an illicit invasion of the J & K state, while the heroic people had stood up é like a unyielding rock é against the atrocious Dogra regime.
This culminated into the establishment of Azad Kashmir é as a base camp é for the liberation of the rest of the states’ territory from the brutal Indian yoke. This is é in essence é the theme of the speeches being made by the heroic Kashmiris at the galaxies which have been arranged to mark the significant occasion of the ‘ Accession of The J & K State with Pakistan’ in every nock-n-corner of Azad Kashmir, Pakistan, the Indian Held Kashmir and elsewhere. At the inaugural session é which took place in AJK’s Capital Muzaffarabad Friday é speakers including the Federal Minister for Information and Media Development, Mr. Nisar A. Memon, the Chairman of the National Kashmir Committee, Sardar Mohammed Abdul Qayyum Khan, the AJK Prime Minister, Sardar Sinkandar Hayat Khan, to bow before the popular demand of the Kashmiri people for exercising their birth right of self-determination to save the South Asia region from a catastrophic peril. At other places, too the Kashmiri spokesmen urged India to quit Held Kashmir immediately ‘if at all it is serious to avert the potential cataclysmic risks in the region’ at once. They also called upon the comity of nations to fulfil its outright pledge by ensuring the immediate implementation of the United Nations’ resolutions é adopted more the a dozen time é 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. India, they said, 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 or the other’. This will, however not work now é whatever the way India swindles é as New Delhi stands fully exposed to the world today é explicitly 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 B! ritish political history – which abundantly realizes the acts of the Indian hoax along with the constant aggressive posture of the New Delhi warlords, 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 é with an ill-fated tragedy é if a skirmish erupts between the two nuclear-armed neighbours at the behest of India. ‘The best course for India thus remains the acceptance of the global voice 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,’ the illustrious speakers at seminars and symposia made it as clear as crystal.
This unanimous voice of the Kashmir people, inscribed on a vivid banner with the glorious words “Kashmir Banay Gaa Pakistan” is being carried forward éwith optimal resolve-by the Supreme Head of the Muslim Conference, Sardar Muhammad Abdul Qayyum Khan for the last over five decades. The party, now headed by its chivalrous chief, Sardar Atique Ahmed Khan has é with effect from this year-decided to observe the momentous event of the ‘Accession to Pakistan Resolution’ for full one week, instead of just a days’ event.
Paradoxically, the hefty information set-up of AJK- as usual did not release any article on the historic event nor did it go for arranging special supplements of the national dailies at least é with a singular approach – to educate the post-1947 age bracket on Kashmiri’s gigantic struggle against the Dogra regime which was followed by a nightmare of illicit invasion which put the people of IHK in fetters that are going to be smashed with the ongoing indigenous freedom movement by the valiant people of the picturesque state. Observers hope that the ‘ apex leadership of Azad Kashmir’ é now in power é shall make all-out arrangements for the publication of unique editions with first-rate and educative pieces of articles é at least – on August the 14th as the final destiny of the people of Jammu and Kashmir State is linked with Pakistan alone.
The author is a noted journalist, political analyst and ex-Director News Pakistan TV.