Srinagar, November 24, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, has said that the unsolved Kashmir dispute poses a serious threat to the global peace and any further delay in its settlement will prove disastrous for the entire world.
Muhammad Yasin Malik addressing a mammoth public gathering in Aarihal area of Pulwama, today, said that the Kashmiris had started a peaceful mass agitation in 2008 and transformed their struggle into a non-violent movement with the hope that the international community would appreciate the transformation.
However, he deplored that the world had maintained silence over the killing of innocent Kashmiri people that gave a sense of impunity to India to crush the Kashmiris’ liberation struggle through force. He expressed the confidence that the world powers would play an effective role to resolve the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the Kashmiris’ aspirations.
Earlier, Muhammad Yasin Malik and other JKLF leaders were given a rousing welcome amid high-pitched pro-liberation slogans on their arrival in the area.
On the other hand, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, talked over phone with the Executive Director of the Kashmiri American Council, Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai, and congratulated him on his release from imprisonment. They said that Dr Fai was the Ambassador of Kashmir in the foreign world and hoped that he would continue his efforts to highlight the Kashmir cause at the global level.
Indian police arrested the Chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat, Aasiya Andrabi, along with several party activists near Banihal, today, when they were on their way to Gool in Ramban to express solidarity with the families of civilians killed by Indian troops in the area. Four civilians were killed and more than forty others injured in Gool on July 18, this year, when the troops had opened indiscriminate fire on the demonstrators who were protesting against the desecration of the Holy Quran by the troops in the area.
The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Political Movement, Firdous Ahmad Shah, talking to a public delegation that met him at the party headquarters in Srinagar said that an amicable settlement of the Kashmir dispute was imperative for permanent peace and prosperity in the region.
Complete shutdown was observed in Baramulla town against the arrest of several youth by Indian police. People also staged demonstrations against the arrests.
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