‘Modi regime’s illegal actions cannot affect disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir’

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In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, political analysts and civil society members have said that Jammu and Kashmir is a United Nations-mandated disputed territory and Narendra Modi-led Indian government’s illegal actions of 5th August 2019 cannot change this reality.

Talking to Kashmir Media Service over phone from Srinagar, the political analysts and civil society members said that India itself had taken the Kashmir dispute to the UN Security Council and the World Body had passed successive resolutions, calling for its settlement through plebiscite.

They demanded restoration of pre-August 5, 2019, position in IIOJK and revocation of land and domicile and other laws introduced in the territory by the Modi regime.

The members of Political Peace Movement, Kashmir Peoples Forum, Forum for Peace and Justice J&K, Sikh-Muslim Intellectual Circle, and JK Justice & Peace Initiative maintained that Kashmir is a political and humanitarian issue and deplored that the world community had overlooked the important human and political dimensions of the lingering dispute.

They appealed to India and Pakistan to demonstrate restraint and take steps for peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute, which poses a threat to the world peace. “Kashmiri people do not like any confrontation and are against war-like situation. We, with a sincere heart, want to convey that we are yearning for peace and seek a peaceful resolution to the long-pending Kashmir dispute,” they added.

They suggested involvement of the United Nations as a mediator for result-oriented dialogue between India and Pakistan for the just, honourable and lasting solution to the Kashmir conflict. The UN should take a serious note of the grim situation in IIOJK, particularly the human rights violations being perpetrated by Indian troops, they stressed.

They urged New Delhi to release all the Kashmiri prisoners and revoke black laws to create a cordial atmosphere for dialogue among India, Pakistan and true representatives of Jammu and Kashmir to settle the dispute.—KMS

 

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