India's reluctance for Kashmir settlement dangerous
21 November, 2012
Srinagar: In occupied Kashmir, senior leader of the All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Professor Abdul Ghani Butt, has said that India's continued reluctance towards resolving the Kashmir dispute will have dire consequences for the peace in South Asia.
Professor Abdul Ghani Butt in a media interview in Srinagar pointed out that India and Pakistan would fail to come close to each other by entering into trade and business agreements. The Kashmir resolution, he added, was imperative for the amicable relationship between the two countries.
The APHC leaders including the Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, held a meeting in Srinagar, today, with the representatives of different trade organisations to get suggestions for the Hurriyet delegation's forthcoming visit to Pakistan.
The veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar expressed serious concern over the safety of a religious scholar, Mufti Hilal Ahmed Rather, who was recently arrested by Indian secret agencies from Palhallan area of Pattan and subjected to custodial disappearance.
The Patron of Jammu and Kashmir Mahaz-e-Azadi, Muhammad Azam Inqilabi, in his statement strongly denounced the judgement of the High Court of the occupied territory that stated that Hurriyet leader, Dr Muhammad Qasim Fakhtoo, would be kept in jail for his entire life.
On the other hand, Indian troops injured two youth during continued military operation at Devar in Lolab.
In London, the Executive Director of Kashmir Centre, Professor Nazir Ahmed Shawl, presiding over a meeting of the Advisory Council of the Centre, appealed to the international community to come to the rescue of unlawfully detained Hurriyet leaders including Dr Mohammed Qasim Fakhtoo, Mushtaq-ul-Islam and Masarrat Aalam Butt. He termed the recent verdict of the High Court of occupied Kashmir against Dr Fakhtoo as murder of justice.