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Bold steps sought from Pakistan, India to resolve Kashmir dispute

Srinagar, May 25, 2014 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has called upon the leadership of India and Pakistan to boldly move forward towards the start of a full-fledged peace process to resolve the Kashmir dispute, once and for all.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, expressed his ardent wish that the premiers of the two countries would translate peace, prosperity and stability into a reality in South Asia by finding out a just and lasting solution to the Kashmir dispute.

He emphasized that the Kashmir issue must not be ignored or brushed aside and stressed India and Pakistan to engage the people of Jammu and Kashmir as an active and true partner in the search for peace.

Meanwhile, the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani in his statement said, whoever comes to India, including the leaders of Pakistan, should discuss the Kashmir issue that would benefit larger political aspirations of the people of Kashmir. He pointed out that their past experiences had seen an unrealistic approach on part of all the previous governments in New Delhi.

On the other hand, curfew was imposed in Kalaroos area of Kupwara district against the death of a Kashmiri youth, who was injured recently during the so-called Indian parliamentary elections in the territory. The man was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Srinagar.

There are reports that Indian army and police have jointly launched a violent operation at Arwaini in Bijbehara. The troops are conducting house-to-house search and subjecting locals to physical and mental torture.

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