World accepting Kashmir as political dispute: APHC

Srinagar, November 10, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference has said that the world is accepting Kashmir as a political dispute and negating the Indian claims that Jammu and Kashmir is its integral part.

The APHC spokesman in a statement in Srinagar appreciated the US for offering its role in resolving the Kashmir dispute. He said that the interest of world powers like the US and China in Kashmir once again proved the point that the unresolved dispute was dangerous for the peace and security of South Asia.

The spokesman said that ignoring the role offered by these countries in settling the conflict over Kashmir would further push the region in deep instability. He urged India to take notice of international concern and initiate measures to settle the lingering dispute, once for all.

Senior APHC leader, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, talking to KMS over phone from Srinagar said that durable peace in South Asia was not possible without addressing the Kashmir dispute on permanent basis. He said that Pakistan had always made efforts to resolve the dispute but India’s intransigence remained the main hurdle in the way of achieving this objective.

On the other hand, the General Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League, Abdul Ahad Parra, in a statement in Srinagar said that the puppet authorities were prolonging the illegal detention of party’s Vice Chairman, Masarrat Aalam Butt. He said that Masarrat Aalam was presented before a court in Badgam in connection with the false cases registered against him and the court sent him to Srinagar central jail on 10 days Judicial remand.

The Voice of Victims, a local human rights forum, has said that Indian troops had committed gross human rights violations including fake encounters and enforced disappearances during the last 23 years due to invoking of draconian law, Armed Forces Special Powers Act in the occupied territory.

The VoV Executive Director, Abdul Qadeer Dar, and Chief Organiser, Abdur Rauf Khan, in a joint statement in Srinagar welcomed the recent demand of the Amnesty International calling for repeal of the black law.

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