Kashmiris’ ongoing struggle is indigenous: Gautam Navlakha

New Delhi, October 11, 2016 (PPI-OT): Noted Indian human rights defender, Gautam Navlakha, has said that the unresolved Kashmir dispute poses a serious threat to the global peace and further delay in its settlement will prove disastrous for the entire world.

Gautam Navlakha in an interview in New Delhi deplored that the world had maintained silence over the killing of innocent Kashmiri people that gave a sense of impunity to India to crush the Kashmiris’ liberation struggle through use of brute force. He expressed the hope that the world powers would play an effective role in resolving the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the Kashmiris’ aspirations.

Gautam Navlakha said that the present government in India led by Narendra Modi was fishing in the troubled waters of Kashmir. “New Delhi is busy in creating such a horrible environment in Kashmir that will wash away the whole sub-continent. Instead of resolving Kashmir issue, India is continuously laying blame on Pakistan, little did it realize that the Kashmir struggle is indigenous in nature and the locals in Kashmir are leading the movement,” he said.

“India used Uri attack to defame Pakistan. It also used Uri attack to deflect the attention of the world community from the Kashmir uprising. It (India) has been playing a dirty game but New Delhi will surely lose this game,” he said, adding that maintaining silence on the Kashmir uprising indicated that India was least bothered about the sufferings of the people of occupied Kashmir.

Gautam Navlakha said, if India takes the movement of some vehicles on roads in occupied Kashmir as a sign of normalcy then it is living in a “fool’s paradise’. India thinks as the ongoing movement prolongs, people will get tired and resume their normal business, but it doesn’t realize that this policy has already turned Kashmir into a volcano that will explode repeatedly with a bang, he added. Gautam Navlakha pointed out that India would get nothing by blaming Pakistan for every incident in occupied Kashmir.

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