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Kashmir dispute threat to peace in South Asia: Malik

Srinagar, December 23, 2012 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik has said that unresolved Kashmir dispute is the main cause of sufferings of Kashmiri people as well as a threat to the peace in South Asia.

Muhammad Yasin Malik in a media interview in Srinagar expressed concern over the destruction of residential houses and other properties by Indian troops through military operations. He maintained that India’s aggressive policies could not suppress the Kashmiris’ ongoing liberation movement. The JKLF Chairman urged the international community to play an effective role towards settling the Kashmir dispute so that the Kashmiri people could lead a life of dignity and honour.

APHC leaders, Nayeem Ahmed Khan and Masroor Abbas, in their visits to Sopore town met the victims whose houses were destroyed by the troops recently. On the occasion, they said that such tactics could not intimidate the Kashmiris into submission. The High Court Bar Association of the occupied territory in a meeting in Srinagar condemned the killing of youth and razing of houses by the troops in Sopore.

Hurriyet leaders including Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Aasiya Andrabi, Zafar Akbar Butt, Yasmeen Raja, Farida Behani and Abdul Ahad Parra in their separate statements denounced the arrest of a girl by Indian police in Islamabad district for taking part in 2010 mass uprising.

The Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League in a statement issued in Srinagar expressed concern over the declining health of its illegally detained leaders, Dr Muhammad Qasim Fakhtoo and Masarrat Aalam Butt. On the other hand, Indian troops have launched a military operation at Prang in Kangan area of Gandarbal district.

The Executive Director of Kashmir Centre London, Professor Nazir Ahmed Shawl, addressing a function at Aldershot, UK, said that it was a unified demand of all the Kashmiris that the gross human rights violations in occupied Kashmir should be stopped and the Kashmiri people should be given their right to self-determination as promised by the United Nations through its resolutions.

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