Kashmir dispute main hurdle to peace in region


In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, senior Hurriyat leader, Professor Abdul Ghani Butt, has said that Kashmir is the core dispute between Pakistan and India which is the main hurdle to peace between the two countries of the region.

Professor Abdul Ghani Butt talking to different delegations from Pulwama, Sopore and Patten that met him at his residence in Sopore said that the Kashmiri people were rendering unprecedented sacrifices for a sacred cause.

He said Pakistan has always supported the Kashmir freedom movement, particularly on diplomatic and political fronts, for which the Kashmiris are thankful to the country.

Professor Abdul Ghani Butt maintained that the United Nations Security Council has the moral duty to put pressure on India to settle the long-pending Kashmir dispute according to the will of the Kashmiri people.

The APHC President for Jammu province, Mir Shahid Saleem, in a statement issued in Jammu denounced the fragmentation of a disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir against the will of its people, deprivation of the political space to the resistance leadership, division of the social ethos on the basis of communal hatred and breaking of the backbone of economy by imposing strict curfew and lockdowns in the garb of Covid 19 pandemic by Narendra Modi-led fascist Indian regime.

He urged the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, to take cognizance of gross human rights violations being perpetrated by Indian troops in the occupied territory.

Meanwhile, Ummat-e-Islami held public meetings in Islamabad, Kulgam, Shopian, Pulwama, Ganderbal and other areas of IIOJK, today, in connection with the martyrdom anniversary of noted scholar, Dr Qazi Nisar Ahmed.

Speakers at these events reaffirmed the Kashmiris’ resolve to accomplish the mission of their martyrs at all costs. Qazi Nisar was shot dead by unidentified gunmen at Dialgam in Islamabad on June 19 in 1994.

Indian troops launched cordon and search operations in Srinagar, Badgam and other areas of the occupied territory, subjecting the locals to immense convenience.

On the other hand, Juma prayers could not be held at historic Jamia Masjid and other major mosques, shrines and imambargahs in Srinagar and other areas of the occupied territory due to restrictions imposed by the occupation authorities.—KMS

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