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Gilani urges Ban Ki Moon to help resolve Kashmir dispute

Srinagar, 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 UN resolutions for peace and progress in South Asia.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in New Delhi, terming the UN resolutions as legal and constitutional basis for the Kashmir issue said the delay in providing this right to the people was neither abjuration to right to self-determination nor can their right to freedom be lost.

The veteran leader referring to Kashmir dispute as a contention between Pakistan and India said Islamabad and New Delhi had fought three wars over the issue and possibility of an armed confrontation in future could not be ruled out.

He said that in its historic resolution on January 5, 1949 the United Nations had supported the demand for self-determination for the Kashmiris and made it clear that the people of Jammu and Kashmir were final authority.

He said the UN Security Council had passed 18 resolutions assuring right to self-determination. He added that though India had adopted a stubborn attitude but it did not mean that the right to self-determination had proved invalid nor had it in any way conveyed that it was now forbidden.

Terming the attitude of New Delhi as an obstacle in the implementation of UN resolutions, Syed Ali Gilani said it disapproves the claim of India to be a great democracy.

He reiterated in his appeal to UN Secretary General to take cognisance of the gravity of the Kashmir issue, as it is the biggest hurdle in political stability and progress in South Asia.

Meanwhile, the forum patronised by the veteran leader said it would organise a seminar on January 5 at Hyderpora in which prominent speakers would speak on ‘Dignified, democratic and lasting solution – Right to self-determination’.

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