Mirwaiz urges India, Pakistan to settle Kashmir dispute

Srinagar, June 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities disallowed the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, to attend a book fair at the Kashmir University in Srinagar, today.

A posse of Indian troops and police personnel stationed outside the Hyderpora residence of Syed Ali Gilani didn’t allow him to step out of his house. The APHC Chairman was supposed to attend the Urdu Book Fair on the invitation of the university students and deliver a lecture. Syed Ali Gilani is under continued house detention since 2010.

On the other hand, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, addressing the 56th Founding Day of his party, Awami Action Committee, at its headquarters in Srinagar urged India and Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir dispute in the interest of humanity and peace. He said that the Awami Action Committee was founded with a view to give voice to the Kashmiris and their genuine demand for the resolution of Kashmir dispute in a peaceful manner. The Mirwaiz in an interview said that India should take initiative to start the stalled dialogue process to settle the dispute and all such sincere efforts would get the desired response from the Hurriyat leadership.

Tehreek-e-Wahdat-e-Islami at a meeting presided over by its Chairman, Nisar Hussain Rathar, in Srinagar urged the UN to constitute a commission to investigate the massive human rights violations committed by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir. It also denounced the occupation authorities for preventing the APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, from attending the book fair at the Kashmir University.

A report released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service in connection with the World Refugee Day observed yesterday revealed that the unabated Indian state terrorism during the last thirty years had forced over thirty five thousand Kashmiris to live outside the territory as refugees. The report said that a big number of the Kashmiri refugees lived in the refugee camps in Azad Jammu and Kashmir while many of them lived in Pakistan and in the European countries. The report pointed out that due to the Indian atrocities against the struggling Kashmiris since 1947, over two million people had taken refuge in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan and in the UK.

Meanwhile, Indian troops launched cordon and search operations in different areas of Kupwara, Baramulla and Pulwama districts, today.

The sister and brother-in-law of a prominent mujahid, Mudassir Ahmed Makroo, were found in an injured condition in Arwani area of Islamabad district, today. The couple was abducted by unidentified persons yesterday. Indian Central Reserve Police Force personnel fired upon motorcycle-borne youth in the same area. One of the youth was arrested by the troops after he fell from the motorcycle.


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