Pak-India friendship linked to Kashmir resolution
10 September, 2012
Srinagar: In occupied Kashmir, the veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, has said that the permanent peace in South Asia and cordial relations between Pakistan and India are not possible without settling the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the Kashmiris' aspirations.
Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the Kashmiris were not against the dialogue process between the two nuclear countries but they should also be involved with the process to make it meaningful and result-oriented. He pointed out that several rounds of talks between Pakistan and India had failed to yield any result due to the absence of Kashmiris who were the basic party to the Kashmir dispute.
Hurriyet leader, Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori in a statement in Srinagar strongly denounced the continued illegal detention of Hurriyet leaders including Dr Muhammad Qasim Fakhtoo, Masarrat Aalam Butt, Mir Hafizullah and Mushtaq-ul-Islam. He appealed to the international human rights organizations to exert pressure on India to release the leaders without any further delay.
A new novel 'The Half Widow' was released during a function in Srinagar. In the novel, the writer, Shafi Ahmad, has portrayed the struggle of a Kashmiri woman after her husband is subjected to custodial disappearance.
On the other hand, unidentified gunmen shot dead an Indian policeman and injured a trooper in the Gundbrouth area of Sopore.
The Executive Director of Kashmir Centre London, Professor Nazir Ahmed Shawl, addressing two separate functions in Birmingham, welcomed the meeting between foreign ministers of Pakistan and India in Islamabad. He hoped that the Kashmir dispute would assume the centrality in talks between the two countries.
The functions were organised in connection with the signature campaign launched by the Kashmir Centre London to seek a debate on Kashmir in the British House of Commons. The Chairman of Kashmir Centre Brussels, Barrister Abdul Majeed Tramboo and other Kashmiri leaders were also present on the occasion.