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Political will stressed to resolve Kashmir dispute

Srinagar, July 10, 2014 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference has said that the Kashmir dispute is a living reality, which can be resolved through demonstration of political will and courage.

The APHC at its executive council meeting in Srinagar, today, described the India’s decision to close the office of United Nations Military Observers Group in New Delhi as unrealistic. The meeting was presided over by APHC Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.

The participants, on the occasion, maintained that the UN resolutions on Kashmir were providing historical and legal bases for settlement of the dispute over Kashmir. The meeting also finalized the programmes in connection with the Kashmir Martyrs Day on Sunday.

On the other hand, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, in a statement announced that a protest rally and sit-in would be held at Lal Chowk, in Srinagar tomorrow, against the growing Indian state terrorism in Kashmir and Israeli aggression in Palestine. The programme is part of the Quit Kashmir movement.

Hurriyet leaders including Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Zafar Akbar Butt, Yasmeen Raja, Farida Behanji and Ghulam Ahmad Parray in their statements and addresses paid homage to the martyrs of 13th of July 1931 had reiterated to carry forward the Kashmiri martyrs’ mission to its logical conclusion.

The authorities banned a lecture by internationally-acclaimed US author, researcher and scholar, Professor Mridu Rai, which she was scheduled to deliver at a hotel in Srinagar. The Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society had organized the event. The veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement denounced the authorities for the action.

Meanwhile, over a dozen women were injured when police resorted to brute force on them during a protest against anti-people policies of the regime in Srinagar.

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