India Fails To Muster World Support For Its Illegal Actions In Held Kashmir: Webinar

India fails to muster world support for its illegal actions in held Kashmir: Webinar

MIRPUR (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 9th Jul, 2020 ) : Jul 09 (APP):Experts and activist at a webinar on Thursday said India had failed in securing support from Kashmiris and from the international community on its policy in Kashmir.

It was an important development four years after the extrajudicial killing of Burhan Wani, a college student whose death was a watershed in the Kashmir conflict, they added.

The webinar, which explored India's diplomatic isolation, was hosted by YFK-International Kashmir Lobby Group, an international nongovernmental organization that works with the UN mechanisms.

Ershad Mahmud, Executive Director of Center for Policy, Development, and Reforms (CPDR), and Ahmed Quraishi, executive director of YFK, shed light on Wani's background, and the future of the conflict. He discussed the progression towards conflict resolution, and India's failure to secure the support of Kashmiris and international friends on Kashmir annexation.

"India has not been able to secure tangible support on the ground from Kashmiris for its constitutional amendments, and even those Kashmiri political parties that support India have refused to extend support," Mahmud said, adding that New Delhi had wasted its energies in firefighting, and in responding to criticism in international media.

Quraishi linked the extrajudicial killing of Burhan Wani to a second awakening in the international community on Kashmir, and explained how that awareness manifested itself.

"Let's be clear about one thing: Kashmir has entered what could be the final phase in the conflict and we appear to be getting closer to that objective. India cannot afford to prolong the conflict," he said. "Though we can't yet be sure what shape or form this conflict resolution would look like in Kashmir, and Kashmiris will not accept anything short of the right to self-determination."Most questions from the audience focused on the impact of China-India clash on Kashmir conflict, and why Kashmiris idolize Wani. Webinar participants said India bore the prime responsibility to resolve the conflict because it was the largest country in the region and could take steps to diffuse tensions and move toward conflict resolution.\932