Sunday, 22 November 2009

Azad Kashmir - Is China Taking Extra Interest In Kashmir?

By Sikander Hayat

All the pictures are from Azad Kashmir




First let’s talk about the geography & political structure of Azad Kashmir.

The Azad State of Jammu and Kashmir, usually shortened to Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) or, simply, Azad Kashmir, is the southernmost political entity of Pakistan.

It covers an area of 13,297 km² (5,134 mi²), with its capital at Muzaffarabad, and has an estimated population of about four million.

The state's financial matters, i.e., budget and tax affairs, are dealt with by the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Council, instead of by Pakistan's Central Board of Revenue. The Azad Jammu and Kashmir Council is a supreme body consisting of 11 members, six from the government of Azad Jammu and Kashmir and five from the government of Pakistan. Its chairman/chief executive is the president of Pakistan. Other members of the council are Azad Kashmir's own president and prime minister and a few other AJK ministers. Azad Jammu and Kashmir has its own president, prime minister, legislative assembly, high court, and official flag.


Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) is a self-governing Pakistani state. It has its own elected president, prime minister, legislature, high court, and official flag. The state is divided into two administrative divisions which, in turn, are composed of a total of eight districts.
Like the rest of Pakistan, Azad Kashmir is predominantly Muslim.
President of Azad Kashmir is Raja Zulqarnain Khan and the Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir is Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan.

The dominant language of Azad Kashmir is Northern Hindko, which is sometimes incorrectly called Mirpuri. Its linguistic boundaries extend beyond the borders of Azad Kashmir, however, and, therefore, it is inaccurate to call the language Mirpuri. The Hindko dialects spoken in
Azad Kashmir are distantly related to Punjabi but have distinctive features. Pashto is spoken by a sizeable minority of people, due to the large number of migrants from Afghanistan and from the Pashto-speaking areas of Pakistan, who have settled in the Mirpur area.

Azad Kashmir is cold and mountainous in the north, whereas it has a hot and subtropical climate in the southern Mirpur region. It also has some very scenic mountains and river valleys. The region includes a significant part of the Himalayas, but does not include Nanga Parbat, the world's seventh-highest mountain peak, which is located in the Gilgit Baltistan.

Now I shall try to talk a bit about the Chinese role in Azad Kashmir and Indian annoyance at this role. China has invited Mir Vaiz Umar Farooq of Hurriat Conference to visit China. This invitation has been sent through an NGO. Mr Umar Farooq has said that China has a key role in final settlement of Kashmir issue as it holds about 37,250 square kilometres area of Kashmir called Aksai Chin.


India has never accepted Chinese role in the resolution of Kashmir dispute and has even asked China to stop helping Azad Kashmir as two leading Chinese firms would undertake the urban development projects in three cities Muzaffarabad, Bagh and Rawlakot. The contract was signed by representatives of two Chinese construction companies and ERRA deputy chairman Lt Gen Sajjad Akram.
Khalid Amin writes in Daily times “In order to assist Pakistan to complete the development work in earthquake affected areas, China offered credit worth $300 million whereas Pakistan government contributed additional $53 Million to complete the reconstruction projects, said ERRA deputy chairman in his address to the ceremony.
For Muzaffarabad a fund of $190.62 million was allocated for completion of 90 projects. In Bagh 50 projects with the cost of $123.55 million whereas 30 projects in Rawlakot city with a cost of $38.83 million will be completed in next four and half years.
These projects will provide all modern days facilities including construction of govt buildings, roads, bridges, shopping centers, satellite towns, play grounds, besides education and health facilities. Addressing the ceremony, ambassador of China; Luo Zhaohui said that 2005 earthquake was a great disaster in Pakistan's national history and Chinese government and people were always prepared to cooperate with people of Pakistan to mitigate the sufferings caused due to this great catastrophe.
Federal Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira, hailed the ERRA and SERRA role for recovery and reconstruction
efforts after devastating catastrophe. He acknowledged role of China in construction and development of various projects in Pakistan and Azad Kashmir.”

Recently Chinese government distributed to the visitors to Tibet handouts in which Indian Kashmir was shown as a separate country and not part of India. Also China has a policy of issuing visa on a separate sheet to the residents of Kashmir rather than on the Indian passports as is the case with other citizens of India.

Moin Ansari writes in Pakistan Daily “In an editorial in People’s Daily, the official mouthpiece of the Chinese government, China said that for the US to get Afghanistan right, it must first stabilise Pakistan and the India-Pakistan relationship.
To safeguard its interests in the fight against terrorism in South Asia, the US must ensure a stable domestic and international environment for Pakistan and ease the tension between Pakistan and India, the daily said.
This made it easy to understand why US President Barack Obama appointed Richard Holbrooke as special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan issues, and why India was included in Holbrooke’s first foreign visit, it added. In fact, the “Afghan problem”, the “Pakistani problem” and the “Indian-Pakistani problem” were all related, it went on to say.
China is, in effect, asking for Holbrooke to return to his original mandate of including Kashmir in his South Asia brief. Indian officials considered it a diplomatic victory to have changed the
US brief to keep India and Kashmir out of Holbrooke’s agenda. But realistically, even New Delhi is aware that some months down the line, when the present US policy to stabilise Afghanistan or Pakistan isn’t really working, and Pakistan ups the ante on a deal on Kashmir to keep fighting the Taliban, the US may find itself tempted to pick up the Kashmir part of the brief again.”

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3. The Killing Fields of Kashmir – Indian Brutality Cannot Extinguish The Flame Of Azadi (Freedom)

4. Pakistan & The Provinces – The Question of Provincial Autonomy & Its Impact On Pakistan’s Future Prosperity


48 comments:

  1. Nice post Sikandar sahb. It was great to read all the way from top to bottom. Glad to know that there is some hope for the resolution of the Kashmir issue.

    Thanks.

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    1. As Salaam-u-Alaikum. I hope you have studied in detail about the implementation of UN resolutions for solving the complexed Kashmir issue. It is for your kind information Mr.Sofi that Pakistan has to first vacate it's occupied areas(YES! That's what I dare to call it!!!!!) Is it prepared to do so??????

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  2. Dear Hamid,

    Thanks for your comments. Yes, there is always hope as Kashmir is now ranked with Palestine in long term Muslim grievances and need to be resolved for the durable peace in the South Asian region. It also needs to be resolved if US is looking for further cooperation from Pakistan in Afghanistan. Once again your comments are much appreciated.

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  3. fukin liers...assholes u bloody bastards ...tum logon ki wajah se lakhon log tension se mar rahe hain...ku ke unko jobs nahi mil rahin....u bastards ur gonna go to hell

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  4. kashmir issue fuck it think about jobs n population.

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  5. kashmir issue fuck it think about jobs n population...

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  6. dumbass paki motherfukers, rot in hell

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    1. You your disk , you sell your own women there in India, that is NO.1 prostitution market in the world.....!!

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  7. Hi Rudra & Anonymous (dumbass paki motherfukers, rot in hell), thanks for your "insightful" "analysis".

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  8. o wy tussyn k hoya na?coment deeny wely ki ty shrm krny kra

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  9. I`m an Indian , and i`m saying sorry for abusive comments from my Indian brother. I think that leadership, corruption & Religious extremists are the big problems in both country. But the big question that who is facing problem , no doubt common innocent people . Hindu , Muslims , Sikhs & christans are all human beings & the childrens of god .

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  10. jamal chennai
    Dear brothers it does not matter if you are muslim or hindu or sikh or indian or pakistani or kashmiri what really matters is the conditions of people living on both the side of kashmir.Me being recently in srinagar could see what they all miss the children in particular. so lets us all be more human put back all our egostic issues and work together for the lost glory of what was once the jannat of earth.Ameen.

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  11. Hi Jamal,

    Thanks for you comment. I agree with your sentiment. The best way to resolve Kashmir is to give both Kashmirs total internal autonomy and let them run their own affairs. Line of control between Azad Kashmir & Indian Kashmir should be a soft border with people of Kashmiri descent allowed to cross the border. I do not include Gilgit Baltistan in this solution as Gilgit Baltistan are a sepaerate people from Azad Kashmir & Indian Kashmir and have their own province in Pakistan.

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  12. kasmir should be given to pakistan along with the muslims leftover in India.

    Mohan,India

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  13. Thanks for your comment, Mohan.
    Although I don't think Muslims of India have anything to do with Kashmir.

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    1. Sikandar Sahab, Salam wal-e-qum. Aapka mazhab duniya ke kuchh chand nihaayat khoobsurat mazhabon mein se ek hai. Aur mera bhi. Hindu Dharm. Mujhe aap ek bade achchhe thinker lage. I feel you are a very intellectual fellow. Sikandar Sahab, Main Urdu ki badi izzat karta hun. Isse pyaari koi jabaan nahin hai. Mujhe aap sirf ek baat bataaiyega, Kya Jinnah sahi the ? Pakistan ka sirf is liye banaana kyonki us bande ko ek mulk chaahiye tha, jiska ki wo prime Minister hota, kya ye sahi tha ? Aap jawaab dein, usse pahle ek aur baat....Hamaare yahaan Nehru galat tha. Total galat tha. Ye in fact Nehru aur Jinnah ki jidein theein jinke chalte ye dono ek-ek state ke PM banne ko aamaada the, aur jinke chalte ye bantwaare ki ghatna hui, jo taareekh ki sabse gandi ghatna hai, chaahe aapke mulk ki, chaahe mere mulk ki ! Aapke comments jaanna chaahta hun main. Shabbakhair.

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    2. Hi Abhay,

      Thanks for your comment on this blog.

      People in Pakistan do not believe that Pakistan was a mistake. They also do not speak for the Muslims of India as they have their own issues to sort out.Pakistan is a federation which comprises Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,Punjab, Gilgit Baltistan & Kashmir. Pakistan does not represent Muslims of India and have no desire to do so.
      It will be great to have excellent neighbourly relations with India in an atmosphere of mutual respect and harmony. Pakistan takes its inspiration from lands to the west like Afghanistan, Iran & Turkey and do not have any inferiority complex vis a vis India.
      The day both countries start respecting each other will be the greatest day and will lead to trade, people to people contact and sharing of resources.
      I look forward to a peaceful South Asia without any territorial claims on each others lands.

      Many Thanks
      Sikander Hayat

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  14. hi am kamran,,,it was nice to read ur article and the posts.sure,every1 can express himself but leme say that all sort of disputes around the golobe are actually hidden interests of some big stake holders.there is definite requirement to resolve these issues but it will come through manuplation of affairs as said by writer.for a common man like me job etc takes priority but the fact is a pieceful land can offer a better oppurtunity.we should not let the stake holders play their interest and compell them to work for our interest.thanks

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  15. Hi this is Farzad from Paksitan, the best solution of Kashmir dispute is Independent Kashmir with no Loc after 5 or 10 years let them decide whether they want to be a part of India or Pakistan, in 1999 Vajpai sahb and Nawaz sharif were very close to resolve this issue in the same manner but kargil war destroy all this, i would salute Vajpai sahb he is truly a statesman and the only prime minister of India who wanted to resolve all issues with Pakistan including Kashmir issue, after that he invited Musharraf in India to resolve issues but unfortunately he could not do this because of the pressure of hindu extremest after that Musharraf and Manmohan singh were also very close to resolve that but end of Musharraf rule again destroy all that, mumbai attacks finished all that, God help Kashmirs' Janat barooiey zamen ast hamen ast hamen ast' if there is a heaven on earth that is Kashmir

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  16. Farzad Munir, thanks for your comment.

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  17. HI!!!!! I AM FREQUENT TRAVELLER OF KASHMIR AS I STAY IN KASHMIR FOR 4 - 5 MONTHS EVERY YEAR & I KNOW WHAT IS KASHMIR & KASHMIRIS AS I HAVE STAYED WITH THEM THIS BLOODY TERRORISM ,MILITANTS AND SEPARATIS PAY MONEY TO COMMON POOR PEOPLE TO DO VIOLENCE IN VALLEY . AS KASHMIRIS COMMON MAN ARE SOFT HEARTED AND NICE PEOPLE .THIS PAKISTAN WHAT THEY CAN HANDE THEM AS THEY THEMSELVES DO NOT KNOW WHO IS RULING THEM THE TALIBANIS OR AMERICAN .THEY THEMSELVES ARE IN TITAL MESS.
    JUST TELL STAY AWAWY FROM THIS FIRST THINK OF YOUR OWN THEN WORRY ABOUT OTHERS.
    KASHMIR IS MORE COMFORTABLE & HONOURABLE FOR INDIAN
    PLEACE STOP SPONCERING TERRORISM USE YOUR MONEY IN DEVELOPMENT .
    OR AFTER SOME YEARS PAKISTAN WOULD BE OUT OF MAP.

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  18. you have excluded GILGIT AND BALTISTAN outside the purview of KASHMIR PROBLEM on the ground that these people are different from KASHMIRIS. Why the same logic is not applied for people of JAMMU and LADAKH where the majority population is DOGRI HINDUS(JAMMU) BALTI SHIAS(E LADAKH) AND BUDDHIST(W LADAKH)

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  19. saurabh sharma from himachal pradesh india,,,i love kashmir....nd hope problem will solve soon

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  20. Dear Pakistani
    Please do for your counrty to stable it, All leaders want the PM & president of his region. Even Islamic Agenda is also to convert whole world in muslim area. But From last 1400 yr. Your are going for same and billion of your died for that. Now relax and enjoy the day & world. I request you that show me only one man who has seen the jannat.
    if both kasmir integrate, Although you can not fulfil fundament needs of them because pakistan is bagger as according his track record, he earn and eat on Saudi arabia, U.S. and China. So dont dream to enlarge muslim area. India & kasmiri muslim are most happy in the islamic world. Even 50 lakhs hindu tourist provide bread to them. so relax.

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  21. S.Walekar
    Gujarat

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  22. Azad Kashmir is well and truly one of the nicest places in the world. I was there in 1998 for a year and then again for a few weeks in 2003. Kashmiri people are very nice and welcoming. very loving people. There is also alot to see and eat and experiance over there. Pakistan it self is also a very beautiful place to visit. I like most of the world wish the Pakistani and Indian Government would resolve the Kashmir dispute. Its high time the Kashmiris were freed and InshAllah they will be soon.

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  23. Dear Khuram Nisar,

    Thanks for your comment on this blog.

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  24. The "problem" of Kashmir has been created by politicians, and very poor judgements by some people. Like any other part of India, Kashmir has people of all religions living there, esp. hindus and muslims. It is an interesting fact mentioned in your article sir that it were the "terrorists" (reading the way they tried to forcefully hijack the land, I dont know what other word to use) from Pakistan side who first tried to attack Kashmir and take an illegitimate hold of it immediately after partition, on the pretext that it is the home for more Muslims than hindus. However, perhaps their hidden motives were non-pak (not noble), perhaps they were instead related to the strategic location of Kashmir.Moreover, if that was their true reason for wanting to "free" Muslims in Kashmir from the "Hindu" India (it is to be noted that the Indian constitution holds this country as a secular one, unlike Pakistan which has declared itself an Islamic state, and yet Pakistani propaganda falsely distorts, or rather tries to distort, the world's perception by calling India anti-muslims or pro-hindus!) then why dint they stress to "free" Hyderabad and other Muslim-dominated states?? It is a matter of recorded history that prior to 1990, the Muslim-Hindu bonds in Kashmir was excellent, with many young people from one religion marrying into the other. It is a matter of recorded history that Hindus celebrated Eid with Muslims, and Muslims lighted diyas on Diwali. When Pakistani extremists could not win the battle with the Indian state with warfare and were thrown out after each such attempt, they went a little more towards an unhealthy perversion by dividing the two major religions, thus causing the Kasmiri Pundits to flee from their own homes, with their Muslim neighbors watching helplessly... Sir, it is very obvious to make out from what perspective you have presented this history of "Azad Kashmir" but please realize that a country housing 1.2 billion people and being the largest democracy of the world has a story to tell about their Kashmir, and have a very different account to tell..Do not insult the pain of Hindu Kashmiris and Muslim Kashmiris, who may not have the limelight on them, or any media to bring out their voices, but who may just want to live in peace and in their homes.. Kashmir

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  25. Hi Poorva,

    Most Pakistanis won't agree with some of your views but we all have our own opinions about entangled issues like Kashmir. Thanks for your comment on this blog.

    Regards
    Sikander Hayat

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    1. sikander hayat, th country which ur saying n stating its statement on th behalf of kashmiris self autonomy n azaadi a term given by your pakistani govt. n ISI must look inside your internal trouble, why is baloch burning n their rights r being violated, sectarian rift exists between sunnis n shias, taliban in th name of puritan islamic milita wants 2 establish pakistan as sunni emirate. no any civil govt exists in pakistan n boots run th pakistan show with militants( for u fighter of islam), i have no any affection n sympathy with pakistan n consider it synonms of snake with phangs as your sick islamophobic mentality. TODAY PAKISTAN is largest exporter of TERRORISM n its module, people feel brave 2 be suicide bomber, suicide toh haram hai islam main, toh phir. my friend thr is only solution of indo pakistan resolution of peace treaty, th balkanization of pakistan again, balochistan should be separated, FATA N NWFP as self autonomy, azad kashmir n northern kashmir cedded in india. pakistan will be happy wth punjab n sindh. moreover ur kishanganga treaty where we grant lease free water 2 your american sycophant masters we wont stop indus flow, our generosity exists when we tend 2 leave water for u. Moreover u shld be thankful 2 Gandhi Nehru family for keeping ur masters in business,erthswhile pakistan would had a new revised map. in addition 2 it, dont feel proud on your rogue nuclear arsenal whch usa controlled, th mood of india if gets proaggressive ur existence is in dark.i pray 2 almighty n people of th civilized world also pray that pakistan shld be given a HOLOCAUST lesson, my friend run frm ur heaven pakistan now its mullahdogla pakistan.

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    2. Hi antriksha abhishek, thanks for your comment on this blog. Obviously, you have strong feelings on the Kashmir issue and your views are welcome. Regards Sikander Hayat

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  26. hello brother jai hind jai kashmir
    aap log kashmir ki ladai band kar ke apne kashmir ko tourism ke liye open kare indian turist aap ko sir aaakho mein bhitae ge pak toh aapko china ke haato bech degaa

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  27. asslam-o-alikum to all
    I m from Azad Kashmir and after reading the article and these comments i wish to express my views
    the first thing i would like to ask u sir skindar sab how do u exclude gilgit baltistan from kahmir.you don,t have the right to say like this and to play with the feelings of millions of people. Gilgit Baltistan is a part,was a part and will remain a part of kashmir. when we use the work kashmir it includes all the parts the whole kashmir including Gilgit Baltistan,Aksai chin, Azad Kashmir and indian occupied kashmir.
    And moreover all the pople of india,pakistan and kashmir had to think that why they r looking for the foreigners to solve their problem.The us never wished pak and india to have good relations becoz it is not in their favor.
    And one more thing don,t divide kashmiris in hindu or muslims or others They are only kashmiri and either hindu or muslim they all r suffering

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  28. asslam-o-alikum to all
    I m from Azad Kashmir and after reading the article and these comments i wish to express my views
    the first thing i would like to ask u sir skindar sab how do u exclude gilgit baltistan from kahmir.you don,t have the right to say like this and to play with the feelings of millions of people. Gilgit Baltistan is a part,was a part and will remain a part of kashmir. when we use the work kashmir it includes all the parts the whole kashmir including Gilgit Baltistan,Aksai chin, Azad Kashmir and indian occupied kashmir.
    And moreover all the pople of india,pakistan and kashmir had to think that why they r looking for the foreigners to solve their problem.The us never wished pak and india to have good relations becoz it is not in their favor.
    And one more thing don,t divide kashmiris in hindu or muslims or others They are only kashmiri and either hindu or muslim they all r suffering

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  29. Kashmir appears to be a beautiful place and i wish to visit it someday. Historically all of kashmir has been a part of India and most Indians believe it to be so. The Muslim culture of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir is nicely preserved and the rights of all kashmiris is respected. I am however not sure about the culture of Hindu, sikh and buddhist kashmiris in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. Oh and the reason China is helping you is only because it has it to increase its influence in the region which is more of an anti India sentiment rather then a pro Kashmiri one.
    With India's major economic strides, Kashmir stands to gain more from being a part of India and growing with it. Continuing with anarchic, fundamentalist and war happy state of Pakistan will take Kashmir no where.
    Loss of innocent lives has helped no one. I pray that peace and tranquility prevails over all of us. I hope education and not indoctrination from vested interests helps Kashmiris take the right decision at some point in the future.

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    Jagannath

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  30. Some abusive comments given by relatives of so called sir sikander hayat from Indian reflects the upbringings of these indians non muslims born to soormaunhs/baap ke buche.Kashmir is always been majority muslim state and always will be.Kashmiris will respect other entities be it Christians or Buddhists those who think that they will defeat Kashmiri Muslims fighting Hindu nd Sikh Terrorists occupying ourland to grab it like their seregate zionist.Indian terrorists will not succeed no matter how many in numbers they are surely kashmiris will reclaim all the land from all 3 occupiers,from some with amicable understandings presenting them with logic that no other country occupying has any right to hand over anothers territory wether its inch or 5/10000sq miles there are areas owed to Kashmir that are historically part of kashmir that are not mentiond i.e land running alongside Pakistan's border along gujrat all the waylong punjab down to western coast touching karachi coast landwidth of 55/80sqmiles in places length of more then 98000sq miles,look into historical land map of Mughlistan's Hind,where Hindu religion took its name from.prior to division orchestrated by rajas who managed to turn mullahs and mughals against one another,it is no wonder that todays mullahs and peers are pro rajas and hate jutts Chr's gujjars,consequently brought end to Muslim Empire,no doubt some Mughals were bit too much in the head thats why fully exploited by non muslims who conspired against the empire along with farangi's,remnants of the stooges of farangis still exist today on both sides of partitioned states.Anyway it is the reponsibilty of Kashmiri leaders to continue the call for demarcation of landborders and seek full Independence from all occupation and then Kashmir can prosper and take tourism revenues into its Banks rather then India stealing them,there are lot more can be said,But this is not the right forum to discuss or further advise the Kashmir Governments in both states of AJK.oh the guy who said he wants to see the evidence of anyone or muslim been jannah,had he not follow the religion that worships manmade carvings or ows maybe he would not need to raise this question.my answer to him is that had someone comeback from jannah or jahanum the hell would he have bottle to hear or shown what kufars go through in hell.no one would live to commit terrorism in Kashmir against Muslims.those who seen jannah would they want live in this material World(NO)So make your own decision and analysis given the facts.you cannot deny the beauty and reation of Allah almighty.everything else is false and made from his creation that already existed from clay to rare earth minerals to uraniums.

    This message on behalf of HRH CH KHAN Qattar Dadyal AJK

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  31. The only solution of kashmir is independence. Kashmiris are the owners of Kashmir not the indian and Pakistani. But we prefer pakistan always Instead of India. Because of Muslim Brotherhood.
    Syed Shafiq Shah
    Muzaffarabad

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  32. The Solution of Kashmir is Independence. Kashmir is not for to divide and rule. we will protest against any kind of division in kashmir between india and pakistan. But we always prefer pakistan regarding our muslim brotherhood.


    Syed Shafiq Shah
    Muzaffarabad

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  33. Dear Mr Syed Shafiq Shah,

    Thanks for your comment on this blog. I definitely agree with you that Kashmir only belongs to Kashmiris. There is a geo political reality on the ground in the form of India that does not want any change in status quo. Keeping in mind India's insistence in keeping their part of Kashmir, the best we can hope for is some kind of soft border.
    Pakistan must give Azad Kashmir full provincial status and bring it into the fold of the mainstream Pakistani society. Not because of some imperial agenda but because keeping Azad Kashmir in eternal limbo is counter productive to the well being of the people living in Azad Kashmir.
    Please keep contributing to this discussion.

    Regards
    Sikander Hayat

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  34. kashmir can never become indipendent dollers mean alot to some persons who should be fair reach high positions with no care about country or its peaple but only care for the doller not forgeting the precious pound when will you learn honesty honarabilty makes you rich kashmir not only for muslims but for all who love kashmir as there country

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  35. Dear Anonymous,

    Thanks for your comment. It will add more meaning to the comment if you can mention your name and place as well.

    Regards
    Sikander Hayat

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  36. salam to eveyone

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  37. Asalaam o alaikum Mr.Sikander.
    i have read the comments of boths sides. some are very harsh and some are polite. as we all know it was India who took the issue to U.N for some reasonable settlement of disputed valley. India agreed to give right of self determination to people of Jamu & Kashmir.there whould be no such issues if India fulfiled her commitment at that time. The only and best way to settle the issue is the right of self determination. both sides should tolerate and show flexiblity to this big and long long old issue. I am Kashmiri and living in Sialkot-Pakistan. our four fathers migrated from Punch at the time of partition. where ever we live our heart beats in Kashmir. it is not just a land , it is mother land to us. both sides should be given acceptable ways to sort it now......Quad e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah said KASHMIR HAMARI SHAH RAG HE....it is 100% correct....India knows it and thats why never agrees to accept the right of self determination......talks can find better way to sort it out...don't listen to extremist of both sides.they'll never allow any peace talks. current tension at LOC is big example.ALLAH pak ham sab ki madad farmien....One and last thing. there is HADEES sharif of NABI PAK S.A.Waslaam about Jihad e hind. may be the time is coming up.

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  38. Hi Amer, thanks for your comment and contribution to the debate. Regards Sikander Hayat

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  39. very comperhensive comments of sikandar sahb

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    1. Dear Sardar Azeem Khan Advocate,

      Thanks for coming to this forum and leaving your comment. I hope that there was some sort of good information that you were able to garner. I also hope that you will keep contributing your thoughts on the issues of Azad Kashmir & Pakistan.
      Once again thanks for visiting.

      Regards
      Sikander Hayat

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  40. Muhammad Tahir Rana15 July 2016 at 15:25

    Sir Sikandar Hayat nice 2 read your rich informative article. Pls. continue your research and its publication through any medium. GOD BLESS U. Muhammag Tahir Rana... Lahore.

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