Dialogue mechanism urged to resolve Kashmir dispute
25 January, 2013
Srinagar: In occupied Kashmir, miseries of the people have increased manifold as Indian troops and police personnel have geared up surprise frisking and checking across the Kashmir Valley in the name of so-called security ahead of India’s Republic Day on Saturday, 26th January.
Strict security arrangements have been put in place in and around the Bakhshi Stadium, the main venue of the 26th January celebrations in the Valley. The personnel of police and CRPF have laid a siege around the stadium to prevent people from passing through the roads leading to the venue.
A spokesman for the All Parties Hurriyet Conference in a statement strongly reacted to the Indian External Affairs Minister, Salman Khurshid’s assertion that all issues between Pakistan and India should be settled bilaterally without the involvement of the United Nations. The spokesman said that Kashmir was an internationally-recognised dispute, which could not be resolved through bilateral talks.
APHC leaders, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza and Mohammad Yousuf Naqash in their statements called upon India to come forward for a just, honourable and lasting solution of the Kashmir dispute as per people’s aspirations.
The Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Freedom League at a meeting presided over by its Secretary General, Ghulam Ahmed Paray in Srinagar paid glowing tributes to a martyred liberation activist, Muhammad Yousuf Chopan on his martyrdom anniversary, being observed today.
In Islamabad, the APHC-AJK chapter at a meeting presided over by its Convenor, Mehmood Ahmad Saghar called upon international human rights organisations to take notice of the plight of the Kashmiris illegally detained in different jails of India and the occupied territory.
In New Delhi, the participants of a two-day seminar organised by Centre for Dialogue and Reconciliation, New Delhi and Jinnah Institute, Islamabad through a joint resolution called upon the governments of Pakistan and India to evolve a result-oriented and monitorable mechanism of dialogue to resolve the Kashmir dispute.