WASHINGTON - Special Envoy of Prime Minister Senator Mushahid Hussain, tasked with drumming up support for its position on the Kashmir issue in the US, has raised the issue of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s referencing Balochistan, warning that if he continued to do so, Pakistan would respond by talking of Khalistan, Nagaland, Tripura, Assam, Sikkim or the Maoist insurgency.

"We do not want to do that because that is interference in the internal affairs of a neighbouring country. You are changing the rules of the game. It becomes tit for tat," he added. Senator Mushahid Hussain and MNA Dr Shezra Mansab are visiting the US as PM's special envoys to highlight plight of Kashmiri people who are facing the worst kind of suppression and brutalities at the hands of Indian forces.

During a meeting with President Obama's Special Assistant Dr Peter Lavoy at White House in Washington DC and addressing the gathering at the Stimson Center, Mushahid said, "The road to peace in Kabul lies in Kashmir in the sense that when you talk of peace, you cannot compartmentalise peace, you can't segregate a section... ok you can have peace in Kabul and let Kashmir burn. That is not going to happen."

Dr Shezra Mansab also brought in the nuclear dimension, arguing that "Our core issue this time is Kashmir and no peace can prevail in the region, if this issue is not solved," and since India and Pakistan are "nuclear neighbours... we need to have peace on the issue of Kashmir."  "We request the US to intervene, because it has leverage with India to allow negotiations to start, to end human rights violations in Held Kashmir, to make sure that the UN resolutions are implemented," Syed said.

During the meeting with President Obama's Special Assistant Dr Peter Lavoy, both envoys shared documentary evidence of India's massive human rights abuses in Occupied Kashmir and reign of terror India has unleashed on people of Kashmir.  The special envoys apprised Peter Lavoy about grave situation of human rights in Held Kashmir and deteriorating security situation in South Asia due to India's aggressive posture.

They drew attention to hundreds of Kashmiri men, women and children who have been killed over past two months, more than 150 civilians had been blinded by use of lethal pellet guns and more than 12,000 men, women and children were seriously injured because of indiscriminate firing by oppressive Indian forces. The special envoys emphasised that turning of a blind eye by international community particularly the US on India's jingoistic and hegemonistic policies in region risked great danger.  They stressed that Jammu and Kashmir was the core issue and without its resolution there could never be a lasting peace in the region.

They further demanded implementation of UNSC resolutions on Kashmir that called for a right to free and fair plebiscite to ascertain will of the Kashmiris on pattern of East Timor. The envoys categorically rejected Indian allegations against Pakistan of supporting terrorism and highlighted that it was not humanly possible to breach fence that India had erected throughout Line of Control.

India has indulged in state terrorism against Kashmiris and is simultaneously trying to divert international attention from gross humanitarian and human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir by falsely blaming Pakistan for Uri attack.

The envoys noted that the whole nation was united on diplomatic, moral and political support for Kashmir issue.

The US recognised the importance of resolution of Kashmir issue and urged on both India and Pakistan to resolve their differences through dialogue. It also expressed concern on the human rights situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir.