In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti in her remarks that are surely going to infuriate the ruling Hindutva regime of India has praised Pakistan and China over the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.
Mehbooba Mufti was speaking at a party function in Srinagar, today. She also called for declaring the two parts of Jammu and Kashmir – Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir and Azad Jammu and Kashmir – as a world peace zone.
She urged Narendra Modi-led Indian government to connect IIOJK with the world in the same manner Pakistan and China are doing with the AJK.
The PDP chief further suggested that IIOJK AND AJK be declared a cooperation zone of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and maintained that India should forget about becoming the guru (leader) of the world if it cannot even become the guru of the SAARC.
“Declare both J-K’s a zone of peace and let all the SAARC countries invest here. Let they open their banks here, their handicrafts universities be opened, everyone be allowed to move freely, open all routes,” Mehbooba said. She added, “I request you (PM Modi) that J-K whose name you fear to take along with the name of Pakistan,….., make this J-K and the other J-K a model of SAARC cooperation”.
“The other J-K [AJK] is lucky that its strategic position is being used to become a gateway to Central and South Asia. Why do not you open routes through this J-K [IIOJK]? Why not make it a gateway to Central and South Asia? Start from Jammu, reach Valley and then Ladakh — be it Xinjiang, Yarkhand, Kargil-Skardu, Bandipora-Astoor, we are telling you what to do,” Mehbooba said.
The PDP chief also said that there was no other option than dialogue to resolve the Kashmir issue. She also appealed to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to grant general amnesty to all Kashmiri youths languishing in different jails across IIOJK and India.(KMS)
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