Srinagar, September 27, 2015 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has urged the leadership of Pakistan and India and to initiate a meaningful and result-oriented dialogue to resolve the lingering Kashmir dispute once and for all. Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a media interview in Srinagar said that there was no option for both India and Pakistan but to address the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the Kashmiris’ aspirations.
On the beef ban in the territory, he said that there was no room for any anti-Muslim law in the Muslim majority territory. “Any such court or administrative orders being implemented at the behest of communal forces of India will be met with fierce resistance,” he added. The Mirwaiz maintained that Kashmir had remained a symbol of communal bonhomie and said that the majority community had protected the rights of minorities and would continue to do so.
“But nobody would be allowed to play with the religious sentiments and Islamic character of Kashmir at any cost under the garb of courts to ban beef in the occupied territory,” he maintained. The APHC Chairman said that all such moves were aimed to weaken the Islamic character of the territory and termed the order as direct intervention in the religious affairs of Muslims.
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