Malik urges UN to intervene in Kashmir settlement

Srinagar, December 10, 2014 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Mohammad Yasin Malik has called upon the United Nations to intervene in disputes like Jammu Kashmir for the sake of humanity and peace in the world.

Mohammad Yasin Malik in a statement issued from jail said, “The UN should stop appeasing the bigger states and it is important, for this organization and all other world powers to understand that a road to lasting peace goes through the path of resolution of pending disputes.”

He welcomed UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon’s statement emphasizing the need to resolve the Kashmir dispute through dialogue. “Moon’s statement asking to engage Kashmiris in the process of resolution and respecting their rights is a positive development,” he added.

He urged the UN to take positive steps towards resolving disputes like Jammu and Kashmir. Referring to the ongoing election in Kashmir, Malik said it was nothing but a “one-sided police and army operation.”

“While India claims to be a democracy, police crackdown on pro-freedom leadership and political activists is on across the Valley,” he added. He condemned the arrest of JKLF activists including Fayaz Ahmad of Khanyaar, Abdul Rashid Ganai (Pir), Bilal Ahmad and Mohammad Maqbool Dar of Budgam in nocturnal raids.

On the other hand, a party spokesman said that the leaders and activists of JKLF continued their election boycott campaign in Srinagar and Kokernag areas.

Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement Chairman Zafar Akbar Butt, while welcoming the statement of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in a statement from Kupwara Jail said that this statement clearly established the fact that without the resolution of Kashmir issue, peace and prosperity could not be guaranteed in the south region.

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