India failed in securing support from Kashmiris and from int'l community on its policy in Kashmir: YFK.


ISLAMABAD -- India has failed in securing support from Kashmiris and from the international community on its policy in Kashmir. This is an important development four years after the extrajudicial killing of Burhan Muzaffar Wani, a college student whose martyrdom is a watershed in Kashmir conflict.

A webinar on the occasion explored India's diplomatic isolation and was joined by experts and activists. The event was hosted by YFK-International Kashmir Lobby Group, an international nongovernmental organization that works with UN mechanisms.

Ershad Mahmud, executive director of Center for Policy, Development, and Reforms (CPDR), and Ahmed Quraishi, executive director of YFK, shed light on Wani's background, and the future of the conflict.

Mahmud discussed the progression toward conflict resolution, and India's failure to secure the support of Kashmiris and international friends on Kashmir annexation.

"India has not been able to secure tangible support on the ground from Kashmiris for its constitutional amendments, and even those Kashmiri political parties that support India have refused to extend support," Mahmud said, adding that New Delhi has wasted its energies in firefighting, and in responding to criticism in international media.


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