Jethmalani’s remark unacceptable: DAK

Srinagar: The Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Monday said former Bhartiya Janata Party leader and head of Kashmir Committee Ram Jethmalani’s remark that majority of pro-freedom representatives in Kashmir want to be with India is ‘unfortunate and unacceptable’.

In a statement issued to GNS, the DAK president Dr Nisar-ul-Hassan said Jethmalani’s remark no doubt favored his client (India) but also hurt the sentiments and emotions of people of Kashmir.

“Jethmalani’s comment that plebiscite has already taken place because Kashmiris are living under the constitution framed by constituent assembly of J&K and have willfully accepted a part of Indian constitution is false as the constituent assembly did not represent all the people of the state,” he said, adding: “The Kashmir committee head has misled the nation and created chaos and confusion among the people.”

He said the United Nations Security Council in its resolution 91 dated March 30, 1951, warned National conference that convening a constituent assembly would be of no consequence as the final disposition of state of J&K will be made in accordance with the will of people through a free and impartial plebiscite under UN auspices agreed in principles by India and Pakistan.

The DAK president said he should come out from cozy room of five star hotels and see the writing on the wall.

“It should be amply clear to India that the sentiment of freedom is a soul mate for every Kashmiri and it is impossible for her to bury it by any means,” he said. 

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