SRINAGAR: In occupied Kashmir, veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani has urged Pakistan and India to make sincere efforts towards progress on settlement of the Kashmir dispute as per Kashmiris’ aspirations.
Syed Ali Gilani in a statement in Srinagar maintained that Kashmir was not a border issue between the two neighbouring countries rather it was an issue of political future of the people of Kashmir.
The veteran leader said that the dispute could be resolved through talks involving the leadership of Pakistan, India and the Kashmiris provided New Delhi shunned its obdurate and aggressive policies on Kashmir.
The Chairman of APHC, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, addressing a function in Srinagar, said that the Kashmiris were facing economic problems due to the unresolved Kashmir dispute.
Senior APHC leader, Shabbir Ahmad Shah reacting to President Barrack Obama’s recent statement said that the United States being a key member of the United Nations whose resolutions provided basis for the Kashmir dispute was morally bound to play its role for the resolution of the Kashmir dispute.
The JKLF Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, who is under treatment at a hospital in New Delhi, in a statement said that Obama’s assertion was contrary to the traditional position of the United States on Kashmir.
Another senior APHC leader, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi along with a delegation visited Ruthsan area of Beerwah where the shrine of Haneef-ud-Din Reshi was burnt on Sunday. He called for immediate investigation into the incident. Hurriyet leader, Mohammad Yousuf Naqash also expressed shock over the burning of shrine.
On the other hand, hundreds of people took to streets at Rajwar in Handwara and at Nunwan in Phalgam against the unabated state terrorism unleashed by India. People staged a sit-in at Handwara-Wadar road against the thrashing and beating of civilians by Indian troops without any provocation.
Several government teachers were injured when Indian police personnel resorted to brute force against them during a peaceful protest in Srinagar, Monday.