In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, senior Hurriyat leader Professor Abdul Ghani Butt has stressed the need for resolving the Kashmir dispute through result-oriented and sustained dialogue process between Pakistan and India.
Professor Butt addressing people during his visit to Mundji area of Sopore, today, said, “The dialogue process is the only way to resolve the long-pending Kashmir dispute between Pakistan and India.” He said Kashmir is a nuclear flashpoint between the two South Asian countries.
To avoid a confrontation between the two nuclear armed countries, Professor Butt said, everybody should support peace initiative of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan. He said China’s presence in Ladakh has changed the dynamics in the region which makes it more urgent to stop a confrontation and start a result oriented and sustained dialogue process to resolve the Kashmir dispute, once and for all. He said, peace can’t prevail in the presence of disputes. He urged the leadership in India to come forward and reciprocate the offer of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan to resolve the dispute over Kashmir for the benefit of the whole humanity. He said Kashmirs’ sacrifices will soon be rewarded in the form of freedom.
Moreover, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Munir Akram has said that India’s actions clearly pose a threat to international peace and security.
Munir Akram in an article published in news portal of the World Body said that the Jammu and Kashmir was one of the oldest unresolved disputes on the agenda of the United Nations Security Council.
He said that under international law, the people of Kashmir had the right to restore their right to self-determination by any means at their disposal, including armed struggle.
He said, however, to justify its oppression, India has sought to portray the legitimate Kashmiri freedom struggle as terrorism.
Munir Akram said, the UN and the international community have a responsibility to help resolve the lingering Kashmir dispute.
The Chairman of International Forum for Justice and Human Rights, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo has said that 636 first information reports (FIRs) have been registered in different police stations of the territory under the new draconian law, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act .Muhammad Ahsan Untoo in a statement issued in Srinagar said, the Act allows the occupational authorities to arrest any person without any substantial proof and without the right to bail for at least six months because the international condemnation against the inhuman Public Safety Act was growing so the authorities have created a new window for their oppression to continue without any scrutiny.—KMS