KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has urged for ways and means to sort out the Kashmir dispute.
Talking to media at the Parliament lobby in Kuala Lumpur, he said he had also raised the issue with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi when they met in Vladivostok, Russia.
He said according to the UN Resolutions Kashmir dispute must be resolved as it was Malaysia’s policy not to resort violence but to resolve issues through negotiations, arbitration and the court of law.
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Mahathir said, despite a UN resolution on Jammu and Kashmir, the valley had been invaded and occupied by the Indian forces.
He said India should work with Pakistan to resolve this problem as ignoring the UN would lead to other forms of disregard for the UN and the Rule of Law.
Democratic candidate for the 2020 US presidential election Kamala Harris has said that the world major powers required to intervene in the Kashmir conflict, if the situation demanded.
Kamala Harris said the world needed to remind the Kashmiris that they were not alone, Dawn newspaper reported.
She said that the United States was following the situation in the valley.
The other US presidential candidates who have spoken in favour of Kashmir include Senator Bernie Sanders and Senator Elizabeth Warren. The all three are representatives of Democratic party and one of them will get the party ticket for president and the other for vice president.
Current US President Donald Trump, a Republican presidential candidate, has also expressed concern on Kashmir conflict and offered to mediate between Pakistan and India on this dispute.
On Oct 5, Senator Warren had said that “the rights of the Kashmiri people must be respected”. While, earlier Sanders had said that India’s Aug 5 action to repeal Kashmir’s special status was “unacceptable”.