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World urged to stop India from changing Kashmir’s demography

Srinagar, May 22, 2016 (PPI-OT):An all-party conference, held at Kashmir secretariat in London, has urged the international community to play its role in preventing Hindu extremist BJP government in India from taking steps against Kashmir and its people in violation of UN resolutions on Kashmir.

The conference was chaired by Chief Patron of Kashmir Concern UK Professor Nazir Ahmed Shawl and was attended by leaders of political parties from Pakistan and Azad Kashmir and members of British councils.

Mr. Shawl briefed the participants about the latest situation in occupied Jammu and Kashmir. “Modi government’s plan to change the demographic composition of the territory is a matter of serious concern that needs to be brought into the international focus. It was a violation of the UN resolutions and also against the state subject rules of the territory,” he added.

All the participants expressed their opinion on the subject. This interactive discussion culminated into an appeal to the international conscience regarding the visualised demographic change in the occupied territory. “The appeal is being made to the world conscience and the custodians of the international peace and co-existence. It hoped that the international community will break its state of quiescence. Kashmir being a mandated disputed territory and the oldest item on the UN agenda, UN intervention is needed to stop this planned change of population,” a statement issued after the meeting said.

The legacy of human rights violation is generational in Kashmir and this affects the individual, family and community, pointed out. A UN fact finding mechanism needs to be invoked. UN’s preventive diplomacy should be put into action.

On this occasion All the martyrs of the freedom struggle were remembered and Fateh was offered. The death of veteran Kashmiri activist and chief patron of All Parties International Kashmir Coordination Committee Moulana Bostan Qadri was condoled and tributes were paid to him.

Those who were present on the occasion included Raja Mohammed Latif, Mahmood Riaz, Mohammed Aurangzeb Chaudhry, Raja Mohammed Eshaq Khan, Amjad Abbassi, Chaudhry Mohammed Shaban, Nazar Lodhi, Meher Nadeem, Zulfikar Ahmed, Chaudhry Mohammed Siddiq, Chaudhry Haq Nawaz, Ghulam Dastageer Khan and Naveed Manga.

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