Srinagar, August 11, 2016 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and other Hurriyet leaders have said that India will have to shun aggressive posturing and resolve the Kashmir dispute as per the relevant resolutions of the United Nations.
Syed Ali Gilani in a media interview in Srinagar said, “Since 1947, New Delhi held over 150 rounds of dialogue with Pakistan. They also held dialogues with Kashmiris. I want to reiterate that New Delhi has not been sincere in resolving the Kashmir dispute according to the UN resolutions to which it is a signatory.”
The APHC Chairman rejected all sorts of dialogues by New Delhi and maintained that only right to self-determination would help settle the Kashmir dispute. He was reacting to a resolution passed by Indian upper house of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, on initiating a dialogue on Kashmir. Commenting on discussions and debates in Indian print and electronic media about volatile situation in Kashmir, he said, “It is very sad to see these so-called intellectuals and law makers of India looking at Kashmir situation only through the prism of law and order.”
The Chairman of his own Hurriyet forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in an interview said, no real peace is possible unless there is an acknowledgement among all political parties in India that Kashmir is a dispute. Commenting on the debate in Indian Parliament on Kashmir he said, all other efforts, except meaningful dialogue, to deal with the issue will yield nothing and will prove to be futile as has happened in the past 70 years. He asked India and Pakistan to start meaningful dialogue and engage with people of Kashmir to seek their opinion and wishes and solve the issue accordingly. He also urged India to shun aggressive posturing for real and lasting peace and stability in the region.
The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Vice Chairman, Bashir Ahmad Butt, said that Indian leaders had come to know that they had committed excesses in Kashmir since 1947. “There are three parties to the dispute – Kashmir, Pakistan and India,” he said, “Kashmir is an internationally-accepted dispute and there should be referendum to resolve it.”
The Chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat, Aasiya Andrabi, said that the so-called debates in the Indian Parliament and expression of concern over the current situation by the Parliamentarians was nothing but a drama. She reiterated that the present anti-India movement would continue until India accepted Jammu and Kashmir as a disputed territory.
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