RAWLAKOT: The ruling elite of Pakistan and Hindustan are the major hurdle in way of peace in the sub-continent.
The above view is expressed by the people living on both sides of the Line of Control on initiation of the joint peace campaign ‘Aman Ki Asha’ by Jang Group of Newspapers Pakistan and Times of India. They called upon the peoples of both the countries to stand for ‘Aman Ki Asha’.
The people belonging to the divided families across the Line of Control including Muhammad Nasim, Sardar Khan, Chaudhry Rehmatullah, Haji Muhammad Iqbal, Ayub Khan, Chaudhry Jalaldin, Sardar Nawaz, Abdul Manan, Gohar Advocate, Malik Bagh Hussain, Zahoor Hussain Shah and others shared their views with Jang during an exclusive talk on the topic of ‘Aman Ki Asha’.
Family of Muhammad Nasim and Sardar Khan, brothers, who belong to Dhamni and Rawlakot shifted to Occupied Kashmir in 1947.
The two brothers whose family was divided as a result of migration, said the rulers of the two countries had fought three wars due to keeping a continued grudge against each other and numerous precious lives were lost.
Aman Ki Asha is a path which, if followed, can lead us back to the period of amicability and happy co-existence.
Chaudhry Rehmatullah is presently living in Rawalpindi whose ancestors had origins in Kalai area of District Ponch in Occupied Kashmir. He said if a relative of a person living in Azad Kashmir passes away in Occupied Kashmir, the applicants have to wait for up to two years for their turn under the present mechanism of bus service devised by the two countries for traveling across.
He suggested that the Kasmiris will be facilitated if deputy commissioners of both sides are given the powers to issue travel permits to the locals.
Chaudhry Rehmatullah said issues like these can be taken up through the platform of ‘Aman Ki Asha’.