Date: 23 Sep 2011
Islamabad: To accept the Indian demands for joining NATO as a strategic partner, the United States appears committed to bringing additional pressures on Pakistan to crush the Kashmiri resistance.
According to reports one issue included in American list of demands from Pakistan is to completely dismantle the resistance to Indian-occupied Kashmir. The Indians have long linked their “strategic support” to the U.S. and NATO with Western role in complete neutralization of the resistance and militant activities. The sources however, claim that the Indians are not only eager to bring an end to moral support for Kashmiris fighting for the rights of determination but is also interested to pressurize Pakistan to force Azad Kashmir leadership to join a pro-India solution to the Kashmir dispute.
Media reports also claimed that to fulfil the Indian demand, the United States Embassy in Islamabad refused to issue visa to Azad Jammu Kashmir President Sardar Yaqoob to attend United Nations General Assembly session in New York and present the Kashmir cause from AJK prospective.