Talks only fruitful when Kashmiris made party
04 July, 2012
Srinagar: The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has said that talks between Pakistan and India could be made meaningful and result-oriented only by involving the genuine leadership of the Kashmiri people in the process.
The Mirwaiz while talking to media men in Srinagar maintained that they were not against talks between the two neighbouring countries, but their only concern was the Kashmir issue, which needed to be resolved according to the wishes and aspirations of the Kashmiris. He, however, deplored that many rounds of talks had been held at various levels but nothing could be achieved.
Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League Acting Chairman, Muhammad Yousuf Mir, in a statement in Srinagar, expressing deep concern over continued illegal detention of Hurriyet leader, Masarrat Aalam Butt, appealed to the international human rights bodies to take cognisance of the plight of all illegally detained political leaders and activists languishing in different jails.
The Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement in a statement in Jammu cautioned the Kashmiri people against the conspiracies being hatched by the Indian agencies to create divisions among the Kashmiri Muslims in order to sabotage the ongoing freedom movement.
The Chief Patron of Jammu Kashmir Mahaz-e-Azadi, Muhammad Azam Inqilabi in a statement said that New Delhi's Kashmir policy was based on repression.
International Forum for Justice and Human Rights Forum in its meeting, which was presided over by it Chairman, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, in Srinagar decided to move Human Rights Commission against sealing of the house of Hurriyet leader, Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori, by the Indian police.
A dozen of college students were injured in a police action during a sit-in protest in Gandarbal, today.
In Geneva, Kashmiri representative, Altaf Hussain Wani addressing the 20th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council said that inaction on the reports of human rights abuses in occupied Kashmir depicted double standards of the international community and the Council. He emphasised that human rights situation in the territory warranted special attention of the World Body.