Restoring Kashmir’s independent and sovereign status should give Kashmiris the right to determine their own future, Farooq Siddiqui

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Palandri (PNI): Kashmir was on the world map as an independent state in 1947 at a time when Pakistan and India were gaining independence from British rule. It is part of history that Kashmir was not part of the British Empire as part of India but had its own separate status. Today our goal is to restore its status as an independent and sovereign state and this is a dream of our leader Maqbool Butt that we have to fulfill.
Addressing the convention of Autonomous Kashmir held in Palandri, President of the Board of Directors of Kashmir Global Council Farooq Siddiqui said that we request both India and Pakistan to recognize the status of Kashmiris as 1947. Restore, then the Kashmiri nation will have the right to decide which neighboring country they decide to associate their future with. He said that today Kashmiris are the oppressed nation of the world. They are being persecuted but they are not being heard globally.
He thanked his colleagues living in Kashmir adjacent to Pakistan and said that you stand with the Kashmiris who are fighting against Indian atrocities and raise your voice for their rights and this is a matter of encouragement for these Kashmiris. Is. He said that like Kashmiris, there are many nations in the world which have many languages, cultures and lifestyles but they are on the world map as an independent country.
The best example of this is India and Pakistan themselves. There are more than 500 languages spoken in India and hundreds of different cultures. Similarly, Pakistan is a mixture of many languages ??and cultures. Similarly, Kashmiris are a nation of different languages and cultures who have the right to a free territory. He clarified that the aim of his movement and struggle is not to make Kashmiris a part of Pakistan but his position is that India and Pakistan should be given a chance by restoring the independent status of Kashmiris that they can decide for themselves whether they want to join their neighbors or whether they want to have good neighborly relations with them. He said that he wanted a free and independent Kashmir in which all Kashmiris, irrespective of color, race, religion, sex and creed, would enjoy equal rights.