Kashmiri writer launches Europe-wide signature campaign against illegal annexation of Gilgit Baltistan and CPEC

Kashmiri writer launches Europe-wide signature campaign against illegal annexation of Gilgit Baltistan and CPEC

Submitted by alvin on Tue, 2016-05-03 08:25 Srinagar: Junaid Qureshi, a Kashmiri writer, international human rights activist and a senior leader of the Jammu Kashmir Democratic Liberation Party (JKDLP), who is based in Srinagar, has initiated a Europe-wide signature campaign in various European cities to create awareness regarding the Kashmir issue in general and in particular vis-a-vis the proposed annexation of Gilgit-Baltistan by Pakistan and the "illegal construction" of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor. In a statement issued here, JKDLP leader, Junaid Qureshi said that "Pakistan's move to illegally annex Gilgit Baltistan, change the demographics of the actual Kashmir-issue and cement China's stake in this dispute are in response to concerns raised by Beijing. China cannot afford to invest billions of dollars on a road that passes through a disputed territory claimed both by India and Pakistan. The actions of Pakistan totally negate the interests of the people of Jammu and Kashmir and their future while jeopardizing any kind of solution to this long standing conflict. If Pakistan imposes its sovereign writ over Gilgit-Baltistan, India will then have a political and moral right to fully integrate Jammu