Only Kashmiris Can Decide About Kashmir: Pak

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Srinagar: Insisting on its right to comment on developments in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan today said only people of Kashmir could deliver a verdict on the future of the state and not Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

In reply to Swaraj’s statement that J&K belonged to India, Pakistan Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz said: “Such a verdict on the future of Kashmir can only be given by the people of Kashmir and not by the External Affairs Minister of India. This right has been promised to the people of Kashmir by the UN Security Council.”

Aziz said it is high time that India allowed the people of Jammu & Kashmir to exercise this right through a free and fair UN-supervised plebiscite.

“Once the majority of the people of Kashmir have voted for joining either Pakistan or India, the whole world will accept this verdict of the Kashmiri people.” 

 

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