Thursday, 23 September 2010

Kashmir and Muslim Umma

Kashmir and Muslim Umma

Shoaib Baba aslamo alaykam

1. I don’t know you but let me tell you, you are debating with people who live in a fantasy world and you cannot stop any one dreaming. They tell lies and twist facts to advance their agenda.

2. This issue of Umma is raised to block independence of State of Jammu and Kashmir. We are not against unity but unification and independence of J&K must not be blocked in that name, especially when there is not a remotest chance of that taking any shape.

3. No religious solution could be applied on Kashmir, unless you want to divide the state on religious lines and then divide Muslims of J&K on Shia, Sunni, Ismaili and Noor Bakshi lines to ensure that there is no peace and stability in J&K and in South Asia.

4. If that is their agenda then they have all the right ingredients. Perhaps they don’t know that J&K is multi religious and multi ethnic State, and certain areas are dominated by either followers of one faith or the other, which means division of the State on district or sub district level.

5. The Two Nations Theory did not apply to Kashmir and other Princely States, and they had choice to join India, join Pakistan or make other arrangements with these countries. If the Two Nations Theory was applicable to the Princely States then State of Junagarrh which had 80% non Muslim population with a Muslim Ruler should have gone to India? As the Two Nations Theory did not apply to Princely States, the Ruler of Junnagarrh chose to join Pakistan even though it had no land access with Pakistan. Mohammed Ali Jinnah as a Governor General of Pakistan and as a man with legal and constitutional expertise accepted that accession. Did Mr Jinnah know more legal and constitutional position of the time or these people who have perhaps read few books on religion and history?

6. UMMA Representative’s explanation of the UN Resolutions is also totally wrong, either deliberately or because of lack of knowledge, he says: ‘The two nation theory n UN resolutions are synonymous, there is no mention of a separate kashmir in the resolutions passed by UN. Our struggle to purely islamic n the UN resolutions is our diplomatic tool.Ja’.

6.1. The Two nations Theory divided British India on religious lines and even districts and sub districts were divided, causing enormous problems and death and destruction.

6.2. The UNCIP Resolutions do not prescribe division of the State on communal lines.

6.3. The UNCIP Resolution on 13 August 1948 talked of ‘Future Status’ of Kashmir which could mean accession to Pakistan, accession to India or an independent Kashmir; and fearing emergence of an independent Kashmir, Pakistan suggested that words ‘Future status’ should be changed with ‘accession of the State of Jammu and Kashmir to India or Pakistan’.

If you want to insist on implementation of the UNCIP Resolutions then the Resolution demand total withdrawal of Pakistani troops, read details:

PART II TRUCE AGREEMENT (Resolution of 13 August 1948)

‘A. (1) As the presence of troops of Pakistan in the territory of the State of Jammu and Kashmir constitutes a material change in the situation since it was represented by the Government of Pakistan before the Security Council, the Government of Pakistan agrees to withdraw its troops from that State. (2) The Government of Pakistan will use its best endeavour to secure the withdrawal from the State of Jammu and Kashmir of tribesmen and Pakistan nationals not normally resident therein who have entered the State for the purpose of fighting. (3) Pending a final solution the territory evacuated by the Pakistan troops will be administered by the local authorities under the surveillance of the Commission.

B. (1) When the Commission shall have notified the Government of India that the tribesmen and Pakistan nationals referred to in Part II A2 hereof have withdrawn, thereby terminating the situation which was represented by the Government of India to the Security Council as having occasioned the presence of Indian forces in the State of Jammu and Kashmir, and further, that the Pakistan forces are being withdrawn from the State of Jammu and Kashmir, the Government of India agrees to begin to withdraw the bulk of their forces from the State in stages to be agreed upon with the

6.4. Is your Islamic Republic of Pakistan ready to vacate areas of J&K occupied by them?

6.5. You should also know that after the Simla Agreement, term of reference on Kashmir is not the UN resolutions but the Simla Agreement which only speak of bilateral talks; and it is because of this the Kashmir dispute has never been raised in the UN and we people of J&K never been made part of any negotiators on Kashmir.

7. Before Pakistan emerged as a nation there were other Muslim countries, why it did not join Afghanistan or Iran to strengthen this concept of Umma.

8. Because of treatment and anti Islam and imperialist policies East Pakistan became Bangladesh, again resulting in death of millions of people – reward of hatred and wrong policy of 1947, but advocates of Umma remained quiet.

9. After collapse of USSR, in Central Asia six countries emerged as Muslim states, but it did not affect Umma movement, but as soon as we talk of united and independent J&K some people have stomach ache and they block our path because they fear Pakistan will also lose Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan, area of more than 32,000 sq miles.

10. Pakistan lost 57000 sq miles when they surrendered and lost East Pakistan, they want to make up that loss by occupying parts of J&K, as they have already done by annexing Gilgit Baltistan.

11. Brother, you will never succeed with policies which generate extremism, communalism and hatred, if anything; fear is that Pakistan will disintegrate in to more pieces, again resulting blood shed and destruction.

12. So it is still not too late, say Toba, abandon policy of getting of Kashmir, stop spreading hatred – (Islam teaches peace and love), and concentrate your resources in saving Pakistan and have, peace and justice there ; and that will be the biggest service to Islam.

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