Autonomous Kashmir Possible, Feasible: Agnivesh


New Delhi: Reacting over the remarks made by Goverdhan Peethadhishwar Shankaracharya Adhokshjanand Devtirth who favoured plebiscite on both sides of Kashmir for a permanent solution of the problem, Hindu scholar and civil society member Swami Agnivesh Monday said that Pakistan can’t and won’t demilitarize part of Kashmir under its control that is the first condition for plebiscite laid down in the resolutions of United Nations.

 “It is all hypothetical, imaginary and hard to believe that Pakistan will fulfill the first condition of UN and vacate from its controlled Kashmir. How we can think of plebiscite when Pakistan will not demilitarize its controlled part of Kashmir,” Agnivesh said.

Agnivesh however said that a dialogue on Kashmir’s Autonomy can be started by India with the stake holders of the state. “Those who passed autonomy resolution during Farooq Abdullah’s rule in Assembly should come forward and start a dialogue with the Government of India. Even India should take separatists on board to resolve the issue. The concept of Plebiscite in present circumstances is imaginary while the grant of autonomy and reverting clock back to 1953 is possible,” Agnivesh told said.”Grant of autonomy is possible as well as feasible.”

Pertinently, Shankaracharya Adhokshjanand Devtirth while talking to reporters at Mathura UP had said that a plebiscite under the supervision of United Nations representative and guarded by forces of United Nations should be held in both sides of Kashmir.


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