“The alternative to chaos in international relations – and in the global mind itself – is a world order governed by rules and principles, and the test of the strength, indeed the reality, of these rules and principles is that they should play a commanding role in the settlement of international disputes. All the major principles essential for international sanity are attracted by the Kashmir dispute; the two major ones are the sanctity of international agreements and the self-determination of peoples.”
The principles and instruments that Kashmiris invoke for the redress of the wrongs inflicted on them were not conceived and inspired solely by their religion. They call for adherence to principles that are recognized by the UN Charter as a basis to a peaceful and stable world order. Documents the Kashmiris rely upon were not drawn in mosques. They were composed by western hands in the Security Council of the United Nations.
The world powers do not have the right, nor the slightest moral authority, to pronounce what should be the solution of the Kashmir dispute in the sense of the final disposition of the territories involved. They have a compelling duty to deliberate upon and recommend how a just solution can be achieved.