India cannot change reality of Kashmir dispute: Gilani

Srinagar, December 27, 2014 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, has said that India cannot change the reality of the Kashmir dispute through holding of farcical elections and use of other suppressive tactics in the territory.

Syed Ali Gilani addressing a gathering in Srinagar said that staging of election dramas was only aimed at prolonging New Delhi’s illegal occupation on Jammu and Kashmir. He said that such wicked tactics had failed to subdue the Kashmiris’ liberation sentiment in the past and would meet the same fate in the future as well.

He said that no power in the world could deter the Kashmiri people from achieving freedom from Indian bondage. The veteran leader pointed out that all pro-India Kashmiri politicians were opportunists and power-hungry and they had no concern for the miseries of Kashmiri people.

The All Parties Hurriyet Conference leader, Zafar Akbar Butt, in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Kashmir was a UN-mandated disputed territory and holding of the sham elections in Kashmir could not be a substitute to the Kashmiris’ right to self-determination acknowledged by the World Body.

Meanwhile, the APHC Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, along with a delegation visited Islamabad town and condoled with senior Hurriyet leader, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, over the demise of his mother. He paid rich tributes to the services and sacrifices of the family of the deceased in the ongoing liberation movement.

The Mirwaiz was accompanied by APHC leaders, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, Ghulam Nabi Zaki, Hakeem Abdur Rasheed, Shahid-ul-Islam, M S Rehman Shams and Mushtaq Ahmed Sofi. A delegation of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front also visited the area and expressed solidarity with the bereaved family.

On the other hand, the funeral prayers in absentia were offered for Shabbir Ahmed Shah’s mother in Islamabad, today. A large number of people belonging to different walks of life including leaders of political parties of Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Hurriyet organizations and members of Kashmiri community from the twin cities attended the funeral prayers.

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