Sincere efforts urged to resolve Kashmir dispute

Srinagar, October 01, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the veteran Hurriyet leader Syed Ali Gilani and Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik have said that bilateral meetings between the prime ministers of Pakistan and India will succeed only when sincere efforts are made to resolve the Kashmir dispute.

According to Kashmir Media Service, Syed Ali Gilani commenting on Nawaz-Manmohan meeting in New York in his statement in Srinagar said that such meetings would yield nothing unless India was ready to honour aspirations of the people of Kashmir.

Muhammad Yasin Malik in his statement deplored that the world powers including the US had failed to address the issues and concerns that were detrimental to the lasting peace in South Asia. It is because of Kashmir conflict, he said, that India and Pakistan had been locking horns every now and then.

The data issued by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, today, revealed that Indian troops, in their continued acts of state terrorism, martyred 29 Kashmiris including 4 in custody during the last month of September. The killings rendered 4 women widowed and 5 children orphaned.

Indian police resorted to brute force on people protesting against the killing of a student, Ahsan Ahmad Dar by Indian agents at Aung-Mattipura in Islamabad town. APHC leaders, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza led the demonstration. The protesters were shouting slogans like ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ and ‘We want freedom’.

Human rights activist Mohammad Ahsan Untoo and Hurriyet leader Muhammad Yousuf Naqash visited Handwara to express solidarity with the families of 22 civilians, who were killed in unprovoked firing by Indian troops on this day in 1990 at main bazaar of the town.

APHC leaders, Zafar Akbar Butt and Javed Ahmad Mir during their visit to residences of detained Hurriyet leaders, including Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Masarrat Aalam Butt, Nazir Ahmed Sheikh, Sheikh Farhat and Sheikh Imran expressed solidarity with their families in Srinagar.

Another APHC delegation led by Hakeem Abdur Rasheed visited Butmaloo and expressed their sympathies with the families of the persons subjected to enforced disappearance in the territory. The delegation comprised Abdur Rasheed Untoo, Syed Bashir Andrabi and Imtiaz Ahmad Reshi.

The Jamaat-e-Islami of occupied Kashmir in a statement demanded immediate release of all illegally-detained Hurriyet leaders and activists including Dr Muhammad Qasim Fakhtoo from jails of India and the occupied territory.

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Kashmir Media Service
Phone: 92-51-4435548, 4435549
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