“I don’t give a damn about who wins the Nobel prize. But this statement by Imran Khan must be appreciated as in this cacaphony of war cries he has put the focus back on Kashmir and called for the resolution in accordance with the wishes of Kashmiris. Supporting Kashmiri right of self determination is the only moral, ethical and wise stand one can advocate. India needs to come out of the “integral part” narrative which is the root of all violence against Kashmiris.

“I am not worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize. The person worthy of this would be the one who solves the Kashmir dispute according to the wishes of the Kashmiri people & paves the way for peace & human development in the subcontinent.” –Imran Khan

–Reposting this comment by Mir Laieeq because I agree the Nobel is a worthless honorific, especially after Kissinger, Suu Kyi, & so many other war criminals & genocidaires have won it. But as Mir says, Imran Khan’s statement places the Kashmiri demand for self-determination front & center in this conflict between Pakistan & India & places the onus of war solely on Indian colonialism & occupation in Kashmir.