Srinagar, June 23, 2016 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, the pro-freedom leaders and organizations have termed the statement of Indian Foreign Minister, Sushma Swaraj regarding the disputed status of Kashmir as far from reality.
The All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC) Secretary General, Shabbir Ahmad Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said the Kashmir issue lies pending with the UN and this is a proof of the third party intervention in this dispute. “Not only this, the 18 resolutions passed by the UN Security Council are a clear proof that Kashmir is not an integral part of India but an internationally acknowledged dispute,” he added.
“Sushma Swaraj must be aware of the record in the UN as to how the Indian first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru promised to give the people of Kashmir their right to decide their future. Later on, India reneged from its promises and continued the forcible and illegal occupation over Kashmir,” he added.
Meanwhile, Shabbir Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Iqbal Mir, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, Imtiyaz Ahmad Reshi and Ghulam Nabi War in a meeting in Srinagar discussed recent political situation of Kashmir and reacted on the recent statement of Indian Foreign Minster, Sushma Swaraj.
They said that the people of Kashmir had always stood for better relations between New Delhi and Islamabad and stressed the settlement of all the pending issues between them through dialogue, however, so far as Kashmir dispute is concerned any breakthrough can’t be expected without the involvement of the Kashmir people.
They emphasized that friendly relations between Pakistan and India were necessary for development in the South Asian region and peaceful solution of the Kashmir dispute was a pre-requisite for it.
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