India urged to give up intransigence on Kashmir dispute

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In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the APHC leadership has urged India to shun its intransigence and take sincere steps for the resolution of the Kashmir dispute through talks.

The APHC leadership in a statement in Srinagar said that Indian brutalities would not be able to suppress the Kashmiris’ struggle for securing their right to self-determination.

They maintained that India should take a cue from Pakistan’s unflinching support to the Kashmir cause and seriously engage for the settlement of Kashmir dispute to end uncertainty in the region.

On the other hand, the APHC leaders and parties, including Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party, Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League and Dr Musaib, in their separate statements in Srinagar paid glowing tributes to prominent Islamic scholar, Dr Qazi Nisar Ahmad, on his 28th martyrdom anniversary.

They said that during the ongoing movement a large number of people, including Hurriyat leaders, religious scholars, academicians and youth had rendered their lives for the Kashmir cause. These sacrifices are precious assets of the liberation movement, they added. Dr Qazir Nisar was martyred by unidentified gunmen on this day in 1994.

Family members of illegally detained APHC leader Abdul Samad Inqilabi demanded his release from jail in view of his deteriorating health.

Meanwhile, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter leaders in a joint statement in Islamabad said that India was massacring the innocent Kashmiris to turn the Muslim majority status of the territory into a minority.

They said that India had turned the occupied territory into a military garrison to perpetuate its nefarious conspiracy but it would never succeed in its sinister designs and the people of Kashmir would continue their freedom movement till taking it to its logical conclusion.

They urged the human rights organizations to take note of the plight of illegally detained Hurriyat leaders and activists languishing in various jails in India and the occupied territory.—KMS