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Ban Ki Moon urged to help resolve Kashmir dispute

New Delhi, January 03, 2013 (PPI-OT): The veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani has appealed to the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon to resolve the Kashmir dispute as per the relevant UN resolutions to ensure peace and progress in South Asia.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in New Delhi, said that the UN resolutions had provided legal and constitutional basis for the Kashmir issue that the delay in their implementation would not invalidate the Kashmiris’ right to self-determination.

In Srinagar, APHC leaders, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Political Movement, Firdous Ahmad Shah in their separate statements also expressed the same views. APHC leader, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash during his public contact campaign at Magam said that India was forcibly occupying Jammu and Kashmir quite against the wishes of the people.

Senior APHC leaders, Maulana Abbas Ansari addressing meetings on the occasion of the Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) at Chattabal in Srinagar and Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safawi in Badgam demanded pulling out of Indian troops from the occupied territory.

The authorities arrested senior APHC leader, Shabbir Ahmad Shah at Zanapora in Shopian to prevent him from going to Nonagri and Armula to visit the victims of Indian state terrorism in the areas.

The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front will launch Court Arrest Movement from tomorrow to protest against award of life sentence to Kashmiri prisoners by courts.

The Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society in its Human Rights Review 2012 said that Indian armed forces continued to kill civilians in occupied Kashmir with impunity provided under Armed Forces Special Powers Act. The report says that a total of 148 people including six children and nine women were killed during the last year.

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