Arshad Farooq Butt
Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control are protesting, Protesting Kashmiris are bearing Police torure and sticks, as if the 72-year-old slavery is about to end. Kashmiri mothers and sisters are coming out of their houses and raising the slogans of freedom.
Recently, a video made in Muzaffarabad on BBC Urdu is gone viral on social media in which Kashmiri women demand the liberation of Muzaffarabad and are calling for the Mujahid force to become an independent force in Kashmir and return it to Kashmiris.
We on social media are the people affected by PTV. We were shown and taught in childhood, and today the government is ordering schools and other institutions to arrange kashmir rallies , and we shout slogans Kashmir will become Pakistan. But Kashmiris probably don’t want to live with Pakistan or India anymore.
There is nothing wrong with that, nor should anyone be labeled a traitor. If Azad Kashmir is transformed into an independent homeland of Kashmir instead of a state, it will enable the residents of Azad Kashmir to fight their war with India and present their case in the world better.
The time has come for both countries to recognize the right of self-determination of Kashmiris. Otherwise Kashmir would prove to be Bangladesh for Pakistan and Pakistan for India.
The citizens of Azad Kashmir want an independent country instead of a state governed by Pakistan so that they can fight their own battle with India. And that’s the solution to the problem too.