Srinagar, August 25, 2015 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, senior Hurriyet leader Shabbir Ahmad Shah has said that Jammu and Kashmir is an internationally-recognised dispute and India is bound under the UN Security Council resolutions to hold a referendum in the territory for ascertaining the Kashmiris’ political future.
Shabbir Ahmad Shah addressing a press conference in Srinagar, today, asked that if Kashmiris weren’t the relevant party then why New Delhi had sent a delegation during the 2010 uprising to meet the Hurriyet leadership. He said that Kashmiris would not accept any resolution under the framework of Indian constitution. He called upon India to come to the negotiation table and resolve this political dispute according to the wishes and aspirations of Kashmiri people.
Complete shutdown was observed in Pulwama district, today, against the harassment of a girl by a member of Indian police special operation group. All shops and markets were closed while public transport remained off the roads in protest against the incident.
The Tehreek-e-Hurriyet Jammu and Kashmir in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, denounced the act, saying that India has been using such disgraceful tactics to break the Kashmiris’ will for freedom. It, however, reiterated that the Kashmiris would continue their struggle for right to self-determination, come what may. Hurriyet leaders and organizations including Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Zafar Akbar Butt, Aasiya Andrabi and Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Freedom League also condemned the incident.
The All Parties Hurriyet Conference at a meeting, which was presided over by its Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in Srinagar, today, expressed concern over cancellation of National Security Advisor-level talks between nuclear-armed Pakistan and India. The APHC said that the move could prove disastrous for the peace in South Asian region. The Hurriyet expressed the resolve to continue its struggle for securing the Kashmiris’ right to self-determination.
Meanwhile, Hurriyet leaders including Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Hakeem Abdur Rasheed, Javaid Ahmad Mir, Shakil Ahmad Bakhshi, Shoukat Ahmad Bakhshi, Imtiyaz Reshi and Mohammad Musaib visited the residence of an innocent teenage martyr, Umar Qayoom Butt, in Srinagar on his 5th martyrdom anniversary, today. The boy was ruthlessly tortured to death in police custody during the 2010 mass uprising.
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