PAC Vice President Dr. Khawaja M. Ashraf, PAC Vice President Mr. Shahid Ahmed Khan and the new PAC Executive Board should strongly urge all U.S. Representatives - who will participate in the PAC 13th annual Pakistani American Friendship Summit at the Capitol Hill in Washington DC on 23, 24, 25 June 2005 - to co-sponsor, support and vote for the Kashmir Freedom Resolution No. 47 (H. Res. 47) introduced recently in the U.S. House of Representatives by American Congressman Joseph R. Pitts [R-PA-16], Co-Chairman of the Congressional Kashmir Forum, Co-Chairman of the Congressional Silk Road Caucus and Member of both the Pakistan Caucus and the India Caucus of the United States Congress.
The Kashmir Liberation Resolution of U.S. Representative Pitts urges U.S. Republican President George W. Bush to "appoint immediately a Special Envoy to work with the governments and peoples of India, Pakistan and Kashmir in order to support further dialogue, negotiations and a resolution of the conflict over Kashmir."
U.S. Congressman Pitts said: "I believe that the outcome of the conflict in Kashmir is crucial to South Asia. An American envoy would demonstrate that we are serious about hhelping leaders in the regionfind a peaceful and just solution. The Kashmiris deserve our support and they need our help. This area of the world is critical to the success of our foreign policy. Leaders on both sides of the Kashmir conflict have sacrificed a great deal to move this process forward. I believe that the outcome of this conflict is crucial to South Asia
and to the people of Kashmir who have suffered for so long. A Special Envoy will demonstrate that we are serious about the issue and intend to support efforts to resolve this conflict."
Similarly, Washington DC-based Kashmiri American Council (KAC) Executive Director Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai has urged United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan of Ghana to "designate a Special Envoy of recognized international standing and experience to visit the State of Jammu and Kashmir, to investigate the situation with regard to the observance of human and political rights, and to submit a factual report to the [UN] Security Council."
The U.S. House Resolution No. 47 also urges "the governments of India and Pakistan to include Kashmiri leaders in the dialogue and constructive engagement regarding Kashmir;" commends "nongovernmental and humanitarian organizations for their work on communal peace and reconciliation, and on building civil society in Kashmir;" commends "the governments of India and Pakistan for the November 2003 cease-fire agreement, ongoing dialogue, the agreement on the basic road map for peace negotiations, and confidence building measures to promote peace;" and urges "all parties involved to find a peaceful resolution of the conflict over Kashmir."
The Pitts Resolution on the State of Jammu & Kashmir, which seeks to liberate the oppressed Kashmiri Nation of illegally Occupied Kashmir from corrupt, tyrannical and terrorist Indian-Hindu tyrants of India, is based on the following 10 points:
(1) The conflict over Kashmir began in 1947 after colonial partition of the South Asian region into Pakistan (Land of the Pure) and India -(India is the name of a cat of President Bush). Pakistanis and the so-called Indians liberated Pakistan and the so-called India in August 1947 from the imperialistic, terroristic and barbaric British Raj but there was NO real partition of India in August 1947, because Pakistan was never a part of India. Actually, before and on 14 August 1947 (Pakistan Independence Day), Pakistan was an area of South Asia.
Similarly, Kashmir, Punjab, Bengal, Bangladesh, Bhutan and hundreds of other independent states of South Asia were never any kind of integral parts of India. The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) World Factbook fully agrees with this factual thesis or dissertation of Syed Adeeb. The CIA World Factbook clearly states: "The [South Asian] SUBCONTINENT was divided into the secular state of India and the smaller Muslim state of Pakistan." In its World Factbook webpage
on India, updated on 14 June 2005, the CIA has not used the misleading terms, "Indian Subcontinent," "Partition of India" and "Hindustan" (Land of Hindus), which were fraudulently fabricated by cunning Indian-Hindu con-artists to fool and misguide the people of the whole world. Moreover, India is not Hindustan, Hindustan is not India, all Indians are not Hindus, all Hindus are not Indians,
and hundreds of sovereign states of South Asia - which were illegally occupied and unlawfully annexed by barbarous Hindu imperialists through repressive armed forces, invasions, violence, bribery and crimes against humanity - are not the integral and original states of India.
(2) The United Nations Security Council Resolution 47 of April 21, 1948, called for the holding of a plebiscite for over 15 million people of the State of Jammu & Kashmir, but the new discriminatory UN Security Council has miserably failed to implement or enforce its 18 resolutions on Kashmir to resolve the 58-year-long Kashmir-Indo-Pak-China conflict. The CIA has rightly recognized that "Kashmir" is "the world's largest and most militarized territorial dispute with
portions under the de facto administration of China (Aksai Chin), India (Jammu and Kashmir [and Ladakh]), and Pakistan (Azad Kashmir and Northern Areas)."
(3) Numerous human rights reports issued by New York, USA-based Human
Rights Watch (HRW), London, UK-based Amnesty International (AI) and many other major human rights organizations of the world detail the extensive suffering of the Kashmiri people at the hands of Indian-Hindu Army, security forces, militias, paramilitary forces and militants.
(4) The peoples of Kashmir, India and Pakistan have suffered tremendous loss of life during 1989 and 2005 from the violence in the conflict over Kashmir, including the murders of more than 90,000 Kashmiris.
(5) Reports suggest that Kashmiri territory has been misused by Indian-Hindu militants who seek to destabilize the South Asian region, including Hindu Occupied Kashmir, Azad Kashmir, Northern Areas, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Iran and China.
(6) The unresolved conflict over Kashmir brings instability to South Asia, particularly as Pakistan and India continue to build their nuclear and conventional weapons capabilities to fight a 5th Indo-Pak war over Kashmir.
(7) The governments of India and Pakistan, and certain Kashmiri groups agreed upon a cease-fire in November 2003, and then took commendable steps to build bridges between the two nations (Muslims and Hindus) by reopening air and bus routes, and through other confidence-building measures such as social, cultural, economic, trade and press-media integration.
(8) In February 2004, the governments of Pakistan and India, and certain Kashmiri parties agreed upon a basic road map for peace negotiations to facilitate their conflict over Kashmir and the Indo-Pak-Kashmir peace process.
(9) The designation of a Special Envoy by the United States Government to help resolve the issues relating to Kashmir would signify the importance of the South Asian region and all Kashmir-related issues to United States and international security and stability.
(10) There can be no real peace in Kashmir, India, Pakistan and the rest of South Asia without real justice and without total freedom for all the enslaved people of Kashmir.
U.S. Congressman Pitts introduced his H. Res. 47, titled "Urging aPeaceful Resolution of the Conflict over Kashmir," in the U.S. House of Representatives (109th Congress) on 25 January 2005, which was referred to the 50-member House Committee on International Relations on the same day. It was referred to the 13-member House Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific on 17 March 2005.
"It is the policy of the United States to work with the international community and help to resolve the dispute between the Government of Pakistan and the Government of India over the disputed territory of Kashmir," according to "a bill (S. 12) to combat international terrorism," which was introduced in the U.S. Senate on 24 January 2005 by American Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (D-DE) and co-sponsored by 12 U.S. Democratic Senators: Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY), Byron L. Dorgan (D-ND), Richard Durbin (D-IL), Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD), Bill Nelson (D-FL), Harry Reid (D-NV), John D. Rockefeller, IV (D-WV), Ken Salazar (D-CO), Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI).
U.S. Representative Joseph R. Pitts has visited Pakistan, India and Kashmir. He is a founder of the Congressional Kashmir Forum and Congressional Silk Road Caucus. He is a Member of both the Pakistan Caucus and the India Caucus of the U.S. Congress. The Pakistani American Congress (PAC) members and all concerned Pakistanis, Kashmiris, Indian-Muslims, Sikhs, Dalits, Bengalis, Indian-Christians, Indians, Bangladeshis, Afghans, Iranians, Chinese, Arabs and Muslims of Asia in the USA should work with the United States Government and all those Members of the U.S. Congress, especially American Congressman Pitts - who have raised the major issues of Kashmir, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and the rest of South Asia - to resolve the tragic Kashmir conflict for the sake of humanity, children, human rights, civil liberties, justice, freedom and peace in Kashmir, Pakistan and India.