Non-implementation of UN resolutions deplored
Kashmiris’ sacrifices not to go waste
Srinagar—In occupied Kashmir, senior leader of the All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Professor Abdul Ghani Butt, has deplored that despite the passage of over six decades, the UN resolutions on Kashmir have not been implemented.
Professor Abdul Ghani Butt in a media interview in Srinagar emphasised that the UN resolutions were the legal base for the Kashmir dispute. However, he maintained that these resolutions were useful only when applied or acted upon. He said that India and Pakistan had reached at a point where they could not avoid the resolution of the Kashmir dispute for long. But he said that if flexibility was not shown, the dialogue process would get stalled.
KC London to step up campaign for Kashmiris’ rights
Worcester—The Kashmir Centre London has vowed to strengthen in the entire United Kingdom the campaign for restoration of rights of the people of occupied Kashmir. The two-day programme organised by the Centre at Worcester and Birmingham for councillors and parliamentarians concluded with this resolve that one million signatures would be obtained from the Diaspora for a comprehensive debate on Kashmir situation in the House of Commons.
Surankote massacre: victims’ relative face threats
Srinagar—In occupied Kashmir, Muhammad Lateef Sheikh, who lost six of his family members – parents and four sisters – in the infamous 1998 Surankote massacre in which a total of 19 innocent civilians were killed by Indian police personnel, is receiving threats from the killers to withdraw a petition demanding reinvestigation of the case.
Muhammad Lateef Sheikh in a media interview in Surankote said, “One of the culprits in the case wants me to withdraw the petition, which I have submitted in the High Court.”
Human rights are universal: Dr Fai
washington—The Executive Director of Kashmiri American Council (KAC), Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai, has said that the human rights are universal and everyone who participates in raising the issues of civil and political rights does yeoman’s service on behalf of the oppressed. Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai said this in a statement issued in Washington on the eve of the 105th session of the United Nations, Human Rights Committee, which will be meeting in Geneva between July 9 – 27, 2012. He said, “No human rights are self-executing.
India cannot suppress Kashmiris’ liberation movement: Gilani
Srinagar—The veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani has said that New Delhi has forcibly occupied Jammu and Kashmir and it cannot suppress the Kashmiris’ ongoing liberation movement through use of brute force.
Syed Ali Gilani, talking to a delegation of Rawalpura elders that met him at his residence in Srinagar, today, said that Indian troops were involved in the worst kind of human rights violations and the occupied territory, which had been converted into a military camp.