Imran should move ICJ (may be Trump) if really serious about plebiscite in united-J&K. By Hem Raj Jain
22 Jan 2020
In an interview with DW Editor-in-Chief Ines Pohl (https://www.dw.com/en/exclusive-pakistani-pm-imran-khan-says-escalation-of-iran-conflict-would-be-disastrous/a-52021938 ), Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan told that “[Let the people of Kashmir decide what they want. Pakistan is ready for a referendum or a plebiscite. Let them decide whether they want to remain with Pakistan or to be independent]”.
Due to this interview some people may think that Imran is a peace loving person and is prepared to even give-up united J&K [despite Jihadi cries in Pakistan & even in some parts of Kashmir valley that Kashmir ‘banega’ (will become) Pakistan] in a plebiscite for becoming a free country (which is highly likely outcome of plebiscite). But this will be wrong impression because Imran knows that: -
(i)- Neither rest of India (its government and people) will go for plebiscite (despite mandated by ‘Instrument of Accession’) because India is unnecessarily worried that United -J&K will be cut-off from India in a plebiscite (and India emotionally can’t tolerate another dismemberment that too at the hands of Muslims) without understanding that through Federal Secular Democratic SAARC ( FSDSAARC, which is bound to be realized sooner than later), the independent united-J&K (as 9th member of SAARC) and India will remain together.
(ii)- Nor J&K is interested in solving Kashmir problem. Especially the Kashmiri Muslims who are bleeding and weeping profusely but their working age males hardly care if their children, women and old people are suffering like the Muslims of AF-PAK to NAME region who are also weeping & bleeding profusely. Though there are very simple solutions to the problems of these Muslims from AF-PAK-Kashmir to NAME regions as Islam has very simple & effective solution to such problems of this-world too, but these Muslims are unable to derive solution from Islam because they only read Quran without practicing the basic preaching of it.
Therefore, it is only Pakistan (which also has been suffering a lot due to chronic & gory Kashmir problem) which can do something to solve the Kashmir problem. But merely giving statements to media or otherwise will not achieve any result unless some forum is moved which will have power to enforce the compliance and the ‘International Court of Justice’ (ICJ) is one such forum which Imran government should have moved by this time as mentioned at http://wadikinews.com/imran-can-protect-hr-of-kashmiris-and-peace-of-indo-pak-through-icj-only-if-invokes-ioa-un-resolution/ or https://www.pakistanchristianpost.com/opinion-details/3411 .
The US President Trump is also in a position to ensure this plebiscite in united-J&K by persuading India and Pakistan directly or through ICJ. Though nowadays isolationism is deeply rooted in the mindset of the people & the government of USA hence they are hardly interested in getting involved in other’s problems but still there is no harm in mobilizing Prez Trump / USA for this purpose. Imran can talk to Trump about it at Davos where they will meet during “World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Davos 2020”.
Prez Trump despite isolationism may be interested in helping in this matter during US Presidential election year as it will bring tremendous popularity to him if he is seen to be instrumental in a major way in solving chronic & gory Kashmir problem between two nuclear Countries India & Pakistan (who are on the verge of war since Pulwama attack in February 2019 (and resultant Balakot strike on February 26 and counter strike by Pakistan on February 27) and since amendment / repeal of Article 370 and 35-A of the Constitution in August 2019).
Therefore, if Pakistan PM Imran Khan is really serious about solving Kashmir problem through plebiscite then he should move ICJ (may be US prez Trump) for ensuring plebiscite in united-J&K, as mentioned above.