Kashmir resolution vital for peace in South Asia: Shabbir
24 September, 2012
Srinagar: In occupied Kashmir, senior leader of the All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC) and the President of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabbir Ahmad Shah, has said that resolution of the Kashmir dispute is imperative for establishing permanent peace in South Asia.
Shabbir Ahmad Shah addressing his party activists at Aharbhal in Shopian said that Kashmir was an internationally recognised political dispute and the people of Kashmir would continue their peaceful
He said that Kashmiris had not rendered unprecedented sacrifices for perks and privileges but for resolution of the long-pending dispute, adding that their sacrifices would not be allowed to go waste. He said, the APHC is a representative forum of the Kashmiri people and it will not accept any solution, which is against their wishes.
Shabbir Ahmad Shah said that Kashmiris were not against cordial relations between Pakistan and India but added that the friendship between the two countries was not possible without settling the lingering dispute on durable basis. He said that India claimed to be the biggest democracy but it had deprived the people of Kashmir of their democratic rights.
Other speakers on the occasion condemned in strong terms the arrest of Kashmiri youth after protests against the blasphemous film in the US, demanding their immediate release.