Belgian Chamber of Representatives Speaker calls for Pak India talks for solution of Kashmir issue


ISLAMABAD, Oct 13 (APP): Siegfried Bracke, the Speaker of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives has emphasized the need for dialogue and mutual understanding between Pakistan and India for resolution of Kashmir issue.

Siegfried Bracke published a short report on his personal
website of the visit of the Pakistani parliamentary delegation to the Belgian Chamber, a message received here Thursday said.

He writes: “the representatives asked for more attention for
the conflict in the Kashmir region. For many years there is a war going on in that region between India and Pakistan.”

“According to Pakistan, the distressing situation is too
little known in the international community. The delegation will discuss the matter with the European Union,” the speaker said.

Earlier MO, an influential international news website of
Belgium,also quoted point of view of Sartaj Aziz, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs on Pak India relations and Kashmir issue.

Based on a talk by Sartaj Aziz, at the European Institute of
Asian Studies and his personal interaction with the adviser, Editor in Chief of MO GieGoris has quoted Aziz in his article saying “The roots of the tension between Pakistan and India are in the dispute over Jammu and Kashmir.”

Following are excerpts from the article that was published on
5th October. In his speech to the European Institute for Asian Studies last Tuesday, Sartaj Aziz stated that the phenomenal rise of China and the recently improved relations with Russia has given Pakistan finally the chance to take advantage of its geographic location. However, this positive trend was thwarted by India’s relentless pressure on Pakistan”.

Sartaj Aziz described this pressure as “Supporting terror
campaigns in Pakistan to encourage separatism [a reference to Indian support for the armed rebellion in Balochistan] or the breaking of the cease fire on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir to prevent Pakistani of deploying more troops at its Afghan border.”

He added that India exerts direct military pressure on
Pakistan by deploying advanced weapons systems, placing offensive forces and by military exercises along the border in order to increase the capacity in case of a surprise attack as described in the Cold Start Doctrine.

He continued: “It is also regrettable that India is so openly
opposed the Pakistan China Economic Corridor (CPEC), with the only obvious reason that it would hinder the economic development of Pakistan. India’s inclination to use violence against civilians in Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK) and its refusal to discuss this conflict with Pakistan locks the two countries in an endless conflict.”

“The roots of the tension between Pakistan and India are in
the dispute over Jammu and Kashmir”, Sartaj Aziz said.
“Unfortunately, India answers to the Kashmiri movement for
self determination with denial and delusion. India denies a legitimate and popular freedom struggle in Kashmir by declaring the region as an “integral part” of the country.

India lives under the illusion that the Kashmiri uprising is
terrorism. Based on this denial and delusion India holds Pakistan responsible for the crisis in Kashmir occupied by India while continuing its serious human rights violations.”