Settlement of Kashmir, Palestine disputes stressed
23 November, 2012
Srinagar: In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has said that the long-pending disputes of Kashmir and Palestine will continue to be a source of tension and conflict for the entire world till their amicable settlement.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement in Srinagar expressed serious concern over the unabated massacre of Palestinians by the Israeli forces. He said that the sufferings of the Palestinian people had put a challenge before the Muslims and the world community at large.
The veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar warned of dire consequences if India hanged the illegally detained Kashmiri youth, Afzal Guru, imprisoned at Tehar Jail in New Delhi. He said that the Kashmiris had no faith in Indian courts as they were biased against them.
Senior APHC leader, Professor Abdul Ghani Butt in a media interview in Srinagar called for resolution of the Kashmir dispute through tripartite dialogue involving Pakistan, India and the true representatives of the Kashmiris. He said that the Kashmir dispute had to be resolved peacefully as per aspirations of the Kashmiri people.
A Muharram procession was taken out at Rainawari in Srinagar, today. The procession was participated by Hurriyet leaders including Maulana Abbas Ansari, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi, Sheikh Abdul Rasheed, Hakeem Abdul Rasheed, Ghulam Nabi Zaki, Syed Saleem Gilani and others. The leaders demanded immediate release of APHC leader Masroor Abbas Ansari. The authorities arrested him on Tuesday to prevent him from organising the Muharram procession.
Forceful anti-India protest demonstrations were held at Taratpora in Handwara. People took to the streets when Indian troops beat up and injured civilians without any provocation. On the other hand, military operation continued in Lolab for the sixth consecutive day, Thursday.