Delay in Kashmir settlement dangerous for peace

Srinagar, November 23, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, senior leader of the All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Professor Abdul Ghani Butt, has emphasized that any further delay in resolution of the Kashmir dispute will have dangerous repercussions on the peace and stability of the region. Professor Abdul Ghani Butt addressing a gathering in Charar-e-Sharif area of Badgam said that the people of Kashmir had given countless and unprecedented sacrifices for securing their inalienable right to self-determination and no regional or world power could ignore their aspirations.

Another senior APHC leader, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, in a statement in Srinagar said that Indian atrocities could not suppress the liberation sentiment of the Kashmiri people as they were determined to take the ongoing movement to its logical conclusion. He appealed to the world human rights organizations to take cognizance of the inhuman treatment meted out to the illegally detained Kashmiris and their relatives particularly women who come to meet them in jails.

APHC leader, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, addressing a public gathering at Tappar in Pattan said that the Kashmiris’ sacrifices, which had centre-staged the Kashmir dispute at the global level, would not be allowed to go waste.

APHC leader, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, and human rights activist, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, addressing a gathering at Batagund in Verinag area of Islamabad expressed serious concern over the gross human rights abuses being perpetrated by Indian troops and police personnel in the occupied territory.

Senior liberation leader, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, in his statement in Srinagar said that the illegally detained pro-freedom leaders were subjected to physical and mental torture in jails.

The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, in a statement in Srinagar denounced the killing of a woman at Behrampora in Rafiabad by unknown persons.

On the other hand, people staged forceful anti-India demonstrations in Baramulla town. Indian police and paramilitary personnel resorted to brute force to disperse the demonstrators.

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