Punjab: Malwinder Singh Mali, one of four advisors to Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu, on Wednesday said that Kashmir was a separate country and both India and Pakistan were illegal occupants.
On a social media site, Malwinder Singh Mali wrote, “Kashmir is a separate country and India and Pakistan are illegal occupants. It belongs to the people of Kashmir.”
“Kashmir is the country of Kashmiri people, as two new countries India and Pakistan were established in 1947 by breaking two pieces of Punjab and Bengal, similarly on the rules of UNO Pakistan has illegal occupation of Kashmir in two parts of the country by violating the decisions of Kashmir’s alliance with India,” Singh said in a Facebook post.
In a series of questions posted on social media, Singh asked: “ In 1947 what was the agreement made with Kashmir country’s King Hari Singh?.”
“What was the meaning of Article 370 and 35 A, which gave special state status to Kashmir in the Constitution of India?”.
“Why was the Kashmir issue taken to the UNO and what resolution was passed to resolve the dispute that India and Pakistan agreed to implement?.”
“How many years did Jammu and Kashmir have its own constitution, its own flag, and how was the status of our Prime Minister?,” Singh added.
The post has attracted reactions from various quarters, both within and outside the Congress party.