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Gilani reiterates terms for talks with India on Kashmir

Srinagar, January 28, 2013 (PPI-OT): The veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani has urged India to accept Kashmir as a dispute, announce demilitarization, revoke draconian Armed Forces Special Powers Act and release all illegally detained Kashmiris to pave the way for a negotiated settlement of the Kashmir dispute.

Syed Ali Gilani, in response to the puppet Minister, Ali Mohammad Sagar’s speech on Indian Republic Day, said that a suitable ground should be prepared and certain conditions be fulfilled for the resumption of a dialogue process.

The veteran leader said that on one hand, Delhi was expecting the Kashmiri leadership to enter into dialogue, but on the other, the Indian troops were engaged in committing blatant violations of human rights in the occupied territory.

Meanwhile, Syed Ali Gilani telephonically addressing a condolence reference organised by the Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan in connection with the death of its former Amir, Qazi Hussain Ahmad in Lahore said that India had usurped the Kashmiris’ right to self-determination by the dint of gun.

The APHC spokesman in a statement in Srinagar appreciated a statement of International Council for Human Development, Brussels, which protested against the disappearances of people during custody in occupied Kashmir.

Senior APHC leader, Professor Abdul Ghani Butt in a media interview in Srinagar said that Kashmir was not a bilateral issue between Pakistan and India. He demanded that the APHC should be included in the Pak-India talks for finding out a lasting solution to the Kashmir dispute.

A team of the High Court Bar Association of occupied Kashmir headed by Vice President, Aijaz Bedar, during its visit to various jails in Jammu was apprised of unfair attitude of courts towards the Kashmiri detainees.

The team in a report released after the visit observed that most of the jail inmates were suffering from mental depression and skin diseases, as there were no proper medical facilities for them in jails. The report said that the prisoners were facing delay in trial due to non-production before courts on the dates of hearing.

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