Srinagar, May 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a paper presented at a seminar in Srinagar while describing Jammu and Kashmir as one of the most dangerous flashpoints of the world has pointed out that the overall situation in the Kashmir Valley is a mess, civil administration has broken down and essential services has crumbled.
The paper was read out at an event organized by Centre for Peace and Progress at a local hotel in Srinagar by I D Khajuria, a functionary of the School for Nature-Human studies, Kolkata. It said that India was seeking resolution of the Kashmir dispute through military means.
The paper read out in the seminar on “J&K-The Road Ahead” further said, the authorities are scuttling the voice of people through use of force. It also described it as ironical that on one hand, India is seeking UN Security Council membership and denying Kashmiri people the right to raise their voice on the other, thus violating the very Charter of the United Nations.
The paper while highlighting the situation in Kashmir read, “Not even a single day goes by without a mishap being reported in newspapers. Hundreds have died, thousands wounded and many lost their eyesight in the past 11 months of unprecedented violence that Kashmir has witnessed.”
The paper while asking for abandoning the raising of slogans like ‘atoot ang’ opposed military solutions and demanded release of all illegally detained Kashmiri political leaders. The paper also called for the repeal of draconian laws and end to human rights violations in the occupied territory.
Present on the occasion, Hurriyat leader, Javaid Ahmad Mir, said, “It is the responsibility and duty of all the leaders who have come from outside to make the BJP government understand that the dispute of Kashmir will not be resolved by killing, arresting and torturing the people. There should be a tripartite dialogue to bring about a peaceful resolution to the dispute.”
The conference was attended by Congress leader and noted political analyst, Mani Shankar Ayer, O.P. Shah and representatives of political parties and members of the civil society.