‘Settlement of Kashmir dispute imperative for regional peace’

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In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) leaders Syed Bashir Andrabi, Khawaja Firdous and Farida Behenji have said that peaceful settlement of the Kashmir dispute is imperative for regional peace.

Syed Bashir Andrabi, Khawaja Firdous and Farida Behenji in their joint statement issued in Srinagar said that unless the Kashmiri people are given the right to decide their future, peace cannot be established in the South Asian region.

They emphasized that on January 5, 1949, the United Nations had passed a very important resolution, the purpose of which was to let the Kashmiri people decide their future. He said that since then, due to India’s stubbornness, this dispute is still unresolved.—KMS