Elections not acceptable as resolution tool: Mirwaiz

Srinagar, March 10, 2014 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has said that the APHC will not accept elections as means for the resolution of Kashmir dispute.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a media interview in Srinagar said, “Elections for local bodies or legislations are in no way connected with the future dispensation of Kashmir, that is, what is laid down in UN resolutions.”

He added that it was also for Kashmir’s leadership to see that it did not fall in the trap of making it a referendum for or against the Indian presence in Kashmir. “Elections in Kashmir, as has been provided in UN resolutions also, or anybody elected through these elections has no authority to decide upon the future dispensation of Jammu and Kashmir. That is why for us Elections is a non-issue and we ask people to reject these sham elections,” he added.

Commenting on the present political situation, the APHC Chairman maintained that the resistance movement had entered into a mature phase and the young generation was taking on social networking sites and was informing the world about Kashmir’s real problem.

The Mirwaiz added that the world had acknowledged the sensitivity of Kashmir dispute through the cyber world as the youth now were raising concerns in blogs and other web tools.

To a question, the Mirwaiz said, a resolution can be achieved at through a peaceful struggle by securing the right of self determination in accordance with the U.N character and the resolution adopted by U.N Security Council.

He said that the authorities were using all possible methods of coercion and suppression to bring the people down to their knees. “Flagrant violations of human rights of people are going on day in and day out. Injustice and peace building cannot go together,” he maintained.

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