Pakistan, India urged to resolve Kashmir dispute
15 January, 2013
Srinagar: In occupied Kashmir, senior leader of the All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, has said that the Kashmir dispute is the basic cause of border tension between Pakistan and India.
Shabbir Ahmed Shah addressing a convention of his party leaders and activists belonging to the districts of Jammu, Rajouri, Poonch, Kishtwar, Doda and Bhaderwah at Freedom House in Jammu urged both the countries to find out a peaceful political settlement of the dispute for ensuring permanent peace in South Asia.
He said that the longstanding dispute could be resolved through tripartite talks involving Pakistan, India and the genuine Kashmiri leadership in line with the relevant UN resolutions.
The senior APHC leader deplored that New Delhi was continuing its illegal hold on Jammu and Kashmir through its aggressive policies. He said that during the past sixty-five years whenever the Kashmiris demanded their inalienable right to self-determination, Indian troops showered bullets on them and put their leadership behind the bars.
Shabbir Shah maintained that the Kashmiri people had rendered unparalleled sacrifices in their liberation movement and they were determined to continue their struggle till the conflict over Kashmir was resolved in accordance with their aspirations.
Party leaders including Muhammad Shafi Rangrez, Maulana Abdul Qayoom, Narender Singh Khalsa and Fayaz Ahmed Sodagar also addressed the meeting.