Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi has stated that fair and peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with the aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir is a sine qua non for a lasting and viable peace in South Asia. It is high time India realizes this fundamental fact and dispenses with its untenable and unjustified policy. To begin with, India should rescind the draconian laws long imposed in Jammu and Kashmir, Qureshi said in a message on Kashmir Solidarity Day. The Foreign Minister said, Pakistan strongly believes that the Jammu and Kashmir dispute should be resolved through dialogue, adding, We invite India to engage in a sustained and result-oriented dialogue process in this regard. We also urge the international community to play its due role in securing for Kashmiris their right to self-determination, he added. Qureshi said today, the Government and the people of Pakistan are observing the Kashmir Solidarity Day. This is an occasion to reiterate our indefatigable support to the people of Jammu and Kashmir in their legitimate struggle for their inalienable right to self-determination as enshrined in UN Charter, and the relevant United Nations resolutions. He said, the valiant and peaceful people of Jammu and Kashmir are continuing to suffer. Not only is the right to self-determination being denied to them, but they are also being subjected to violence and suppression. Thousands of Kashmiris have lost their lives and thousands are languishing in Indian jails. The grisly human rights violations by Indian forces in Indian-occupied Kashmir have been documented by well-known international human rights organizations, he added. Foreign Minister Qureshi said Pakistan will continue playing its constructive role towards resolving the Jammu and Kashmir dispute.