Not resolving Kashmir issue ‘impediment’ to India’s rise: Pak envoy

Pakistan's special Kashmir Envoy, Mushahid Hussain Syed warned that India's inability to resolve the Kashmir issue and improve ties with its neighbour Pakistan would prevent India from becoming a permanent member of the UN Security Council.

By: PTI | Washington | Updated: October 7, 2016 7:26 am
Pakistan, India-pakistan, indo-pak, cross border dispute, cross border tensions, cross border firing, india-pak ties, bilateral ties, bilateral relations, surgical strike, uri attack, UNSC, un security council, impediment, Kashmir special envoy, pak envoy, pakistani envoy, nawaz sharif, pak PM, pak pm nawaz sharif, special envoy, kashmir envoy, india news, indian express, latest news Stating that India too might face similar problems on its Brahmaputra river, which originates from China, the Pakistani official threatened this would ‘boomerang’ on India.

India’s failure to resolve the Kashmir issue and improve relationship with Pakistan has been an ‘impediment’ to India’s rise and become the greatest hurdle in it becoming a permanent member of the UN Security Council and the NSG, Pakistan Prime Minister’s envoys claimed on Wednesday.

“What is the incentive (for peace talks). The biggest incentive in failure to resolve Kashmir and improve relationship with Pakistan is (the) single biggest obstacle to peace security and stability in South Asia. It is an impediment to India’s rise,” Special Kashmir Envoy of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Mushahid Hussain Syed, said.

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Syed along with Shazra Mansab, who is another Kashmir Envoy, are currently visiting the US as part of the Pakistani effort to apprise the international community of the current situation in Kashmir and allegations of human rights violations in the Valley.

Responding to a question in their joint appearance at the Atlantic Council – a top American think-tank – Syed warned that New Delhi’s inability to resolve the Kashmir issue and improve ties with its neighbour Pakistan would prevent India from becoming a permanent member of the UN Security Council.

“It is an impediment to India’s economic development. If Kashmir had been solved, Shashi Tharoor would have been Secretary General of the United Nations. If Kashmir had been resolved India would have been in Nuclear Suppliers Group.

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“If Kashmir would have been resolved, India would have been permanent member of the UN Security Council. But as long as you have disputes with your neighbour, you have a lingering dispute under the United Nations resolutions, which you have promised to implement and you are not implementing them for expediency reasons, you can’t be at the high table in the world of global politics,” Syed said.

To another question, Syed warned that any violation of the Indus Water Treaty would be considered as an “act of war” and a “violation” of the international treaty.

Stating that India too might face similar problems on its Brahmaputra river, which originates from China, the Pakistani official threatened this would “boomerang” on India.

“It’s not (just an issue) between India and Pakistan. It (involves) World Bank. If you start doing that, we are a lower riparian, but do not forget one thing, India is some lower riparian vis-a-vis China. And the Brahmaputra river has origins there. It is going to boom rang on you. That would be disastrous,” he said.

Earlier in their remarks, both Syed and Mansab reiterated the allegations of human rights violations in Kashmir and described slain terrorist Burhan Wani as a “freedom fighter”.

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Syed said there have been, however, positive developments in Indo-Pak ties recently, with the national security advisors from the two countries establishing a contact.

However, the envoys had to face tough questions on human rights violations inside Pakistan from people belonging to Balochistan, Sindh and Pak- occupied Kashmir, who accused the Pakistani establishment of grave violation of human rights, extra-judicial killings, and arrests and tortures by Pak Army and ISI besides raising questions on ‘duplicity’ of Pakistan with regard to fight against terrorism.

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    prakash gotimukul
    Oct 5, 2016 at 7:49 pm
    s. Pak is 50 yrs behind and no future in front of their eyes, not even on drawing. All their energy is wasted in paronoid ideas, ideas of hate, terror and fooling around with self deception by a few bigots, army generals, but they keep advising others what will happen. There hundreds of disputes all around the world. Its only Pak which opts to resolve it by terror. Pak will die in their own contradictions killing each other, thats for sure. And you dont worry. We are a stable country and we know how to defend also from enemies
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      MyTake
      Oct 5, 2016 at 7:01 pm
      Observation is correct and the solution of Kashmir issue lies in solving the stan problem! After the stan headache is gone there won't be much of Kashmir "problem"!
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        Abhishek
        Oct 6, 2016 at 1:58 am
        stani Obsession with occupying kashmir is lifeline for ISIS and Lashkar Toiba. Common kashmiris are ready to fight Daesh, stan knows this, so its funding shariah demanding terrorists which will reduce the demography of kashmir, weaken the indian army so operation hijack and occupy will be easy
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          Arun
          Oct 6, 2016 at 2:28 am
          We're not as stupid as Mushahid Hussain thinks. Accepting this would let stan milk us forever. But Mushahid Hussain is stupider than we think. Isn't this the same guy who tried to fool the world during Kargil and looked like a fool in the end?
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            AS
            Oct 5, 2016 at 7:08 pm
            stan can resolve Kashmir right now. They are in best position as China is standing with them.lt;br/gt;They should withdraw there army from PoK and Gilgit Baltisan..lt;br/gt;Can they do it ??
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              avi
              Oct 5, 2016 at 8:07 pm
              Basit, India does not need your a tainted advice, mind your own murky business.
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                avi
                Oct 5, 2016 at 11:51 pm
                Mind you own business, you don't have advise India whom you detest. Its rise is an annoyance and jealously for you, don't be a hypocrite !
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                  dora
                  Oct 5, 2016 at 11:37 pm
                  S and Mansab are on Us visit . . . .you know for what, first of all they are invited by the UN nati ons and paying for their visit . .there .. they will be brain washed and given new soft themes to blame india (remember - paks themselves cannot think of any soft themes as such) . . . . such a chi n* se sl*ut nation.
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                    dora
                    Oct 5, 2016 at 11:55 pm
                    and we cannot afford to follow g@ndhi any more, definitely not for cross border issues . . . . UN is manitive monster . . .forget about it . .do not buy development definitions . .apply mk g@andhi principles in internal matter . .and just see that the poverty, rapes and blind adaptation of development dfinitions would vanish . . . what congis have been doing is exactly opposite. .
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                      INDIENKENENR
                      Oct 5, 2016 at 10:43 pm
                      Who knows if stan itself had been undone, say at 1971... if India had not pleaded for China's Veto Power...if Indian people had told Jinnah, come on let's see your Direct Action...all right, if Indians today proceed to undo stan because no por vote was taken for its formation and Indians have no obligation to adhere to British Empire diktats...if Indians begin to support independent Tibet... if Indians throw out Kashmiri Separatists- young and old- on the other side of the border...but best of all : finish off this Jinnah Monster...better late than never!lt;br/gt;That's the Final Solution; all else is deception with self as with time.
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                        dipak
                        Oct 5, 2016 at 9:05 pm
                        Can he tell how not revolving Kashmir issue affect the peace of the region.lt;br/gt;How the peace is related to Kashmir.lt;br/gt;What they will do, send terrorist. Or goes for war with India.lt;br/gt;Why this guy intimidate and ociate peace of region with Kashmir.
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                          Sriniwasan
                          Oct 6, 2016 at 4:42 am
                          Who decided and on What basis China is the UNSC.China is a known violator HR,Nuclear Proliferator and also the issue of Tibet and Ughur Muslims remains unresolved.lt;br/gt;Does India need a certificate or opinion from the Envoy of a Terror state?
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                            Beleiver
                            Oct 5, 2016 at 9:22 pm
                            The logic is not sound , china has disputes with almost all its neighbours, yet is a permanent member
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                              Bandra
                              Oct 5, 2016 at 7:20 pm
                              If stan is so much interested in resolving the Kashmir Conflict why does it not withdraw its troops from Azad Kashmir, Gilgit and other areas- That was the first requirement of the UN resolutions. Secondly the ruler acceeded to India-so legally it is a Part of India as per the Indian Independence Act under which stan also was created. The UN Resolutions are not binding.If stan does not accept that Kashmir in w is a part of India then it questions its existence itself. You cant negotiate with a non existing eny. China and stan are two birds of the same feather- Both are landgrabbing, wealth stealing, blackmailing self seeking bullies who have grabbed and exploited peace loving people of BALOCHISTAN; SINDH, KASHMIR; TIBET, MONA and so on. Both cannot be trusted and should be kept at arms length. One does not need stan to dangle carrots.
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                                kris kumar
                                Oct 5, 2016 at 7:42 pm
                                s frustration and inability to absorb India ability to progress and develop. India is developing at a rapid speed and Pak is going downhill and their terror factory has grown at much faster rate with the help of Pak ISI and government. It is time worry about Balochistan as India will snatch POK any way. Regarding India becoming a permanent member of UN and part of NSG s can stuff and do not need their advice or help. We know how to deal with our friends and other countries. China is a rouge state who has been helping s another rouge state and days are not far away when Chinese will beg India help at international forum. Indian are thinking sereiously to cut down import from China and that should teach Chinese a lesson for blocking India on every issue. India will block Chinese dream project CEPEC in POK as it belongs to India and Chinese should know that.
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                                  ashok
                                  Oct 5, 2016 at 8:09 pm
                                  Who knows, if Kashmir had been solved, Sunanda Pushkar may have been alive ...
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                                    ls
                                    Oct 6, 2016 at 12:27 am
                                    It is funny stan is talking about impediments to India's progress. Mr. Special envoy, we have progressed, we are progressing and will continue to progress INSPITE of stan. Do not worry about us. Worry about yourself.
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                                      Mail Me
                                      Oct 6, 2016 at 2:34 am
                                      Abe Gadhe Mushahid, India does not need any goodwill certificate from a rogue state to grow nor it needs blessings from a bankrupt and epicentre of terror to become member of UNSC or NSG. It is so hilarious you think that way.lt;br/gt;More ever worry about your existence rather than India's rise.
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                                        Hari
                                        Oct 6, 2016 at 12:16 am
                                        stani rulers are ready to ruin stan for Kashmir which will never materialize in future. Any future war with India will diminish ideny of stan forever. Nawaz Sharif is only talking on Burhan Wani but not interested in diffusing tension of nuclear war hype created by Pakaistani rulers which will vanish the w potion of that country.stani corrupt and greedy politicians and military Generals are surviving on war hype with India since last 69 years. Nawaz Sharif and his military Generals are recklessly looting public money as revealed in PAK medias and Imran Khan time to time. These people are real enemy of stan who should be hanged. Only then poverty and backwardness of stan can be removed. This is main reason of constant tension maintained at borders and threatening India of nuclear attacks to kill their citizens in nuclear attacks by stani rulers to conceal their misdeeds who will fled from stan before nuclear attack is launched on India.. There is big conspiracy hatched by stani rulers at the cost of people. This fact must be seriously considered by stani people and ask their rulers to stop such subversive terrorist's attack on INDIA to ease tension on borders so that people of both sides can live in peace and harmony.
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                                          Omar Aftab
                                          Oct 5, 2016 at 7:41 pm
                                          We have two options: peace and war. For peace both countries will have to show real courage and come up with a solution that is acceptable to Kashmiris. If war is the preferred option:stan''s nuclear bombs will kill more people per square kilometre. 125 nuclear devices launched against India will annihilate the only big Hindu country completely. Yes stan will be destro by Indian strikes but 54 other Muslim countries will still be there. Remember every stani is ready to die for this.
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                                            peterthepan
                                            Oct 5, 2016 at 7:50 pm
                                            u r a stani first or a muslim first? i think it is the latter. that precisely is the fundamental problem of stan. do not forget you all are coverts and the w world knows what other countries including the islamic ones think about u!
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