Srinagar, May 18, 2014 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has called upon the upcoming Indian government to resolve the Kashmir dispute through tripartite talks between Pakistan, India and true Kashmiri representatives for durable peace in South Asia.DSC_0973_800x600
Presiding over a seminar at APHC Headquarters in Srinagar, today, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that the change of faces and governments would make no difference until New Delhi changed its policy on Kashmir. He said that India would have to switch from its time-pass approach to a realistic approach towards the Kashmir dispute.
The people of Kashmir, he added, stood firm by the freedom movement. The Mirwaiz paid glowing tributes to prominent martyred liberation leaders, Mirwaiz Moulvi Muhammad Farooq, Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone and the martyrs of Hawal on their martyrdom anniversaries. A documentary film about the martyrs of Hawal was also screened, on the occasion.
On the other hand, the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar denounced the continued illegal detention of Hurriyet leaders and activists describing it as the authorities’ defeatist attitude towards the people of Kashmir.
He said that the puppet rulers were punishing the Kashmiris for their unflinching support to the struggle for right to self-determination.
Meanwhile, protests erupted in Khanyar area of Srinagar over the mysterious death of a local youth, Mushtaq Ahmad Gilkar, during an illegal detention at Central Jail in Srinagar.
Massive protests also rocked Kunzer town of Baramulla over criminal assault on a teenage girl by an Indian trooper. The girl, later, developed serious complications and died in a hospital in Srinagar.
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