Indian obstinacy on Kashmir issue can trigger nuclear war in South Asia: Masood | Pakistan Today

Indian obstinacy on Kashmir issue can trigger nuclear war in South Asia: Masood

MUZAFFARABAD: Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan on Tuesday said that there is no military solution to the Kashmir issue and India will have to initiate dialogues with Pakistan and the people of Kashmir to find a way for resolution of this conflict peacefully.

He said this while speaking to a delegation of 48th Pakistan Navy Staff Course participants at Aiwan-e-Saddar on Tuesday. The delegation consisting of 14 faculty members of Navy War College and 92-course participants, including twenty officers from friendly countries, is currently visiting AJK as a part of their inland study tour.

President Masood Khan said that Pakistan always sought peaceful resolution of Kashmir issue through dialogues but India is adamant to settle the issue through military might by suppressing the voice of the Kashmiri people for their internationally recognised right to self-determination.

He went to say that Pakistan and India have fought three wars over Kashmir and now Indian obstinacy on Kashmir issue, inhuman atrocities in Kashmir and shelling on the civilian population living along the Line of Control (LoC) could bring both nuclear-armed states to the brink of another devastating war.

“It is high time for United Nations (UN) secretary-general to take a step forward and appoint a special representative to explore a viable solution to the Kashmir conflict and to ensure peace and stability in the region,” he said.

He said that UN and world powers need to intervene in setting a stage for the resolution of Kashmir issue before the two nuclear states of Pakistan and India indulge in a full-fledged war which will be a monumental disaster that will engulf not only the region but large part of the world.

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