U.S. Senator Cory Booker has expressed hope that a united voice would be raised for Kashmir and said they would try to bring a resolution for settlement of the Kashmir dispute.
The U.S. senator has further asserted that the current happenings in the Himalayan valley were unclear, and that Kashmiris should be given the right to freedom of expression. “Kashmiris have been facing serious challenges,” he said, adding that together with the senators they have been trying to get a resolution on Kashmir. He also demanded respect for human rights in Kashmir.
Meanwhile, the world-fame Kashmiri human rights activist and APHC leader Altaf Hussain Wani has urged the global community to redouble its efforts to address the fast deteriorating political and human rights situation in Indian occupied Kashmir. “The world must act fast to get implemented the UN resolutions, calling for holding of a plebiscite to let the Kashmiris decide their destiny,”
Talking to this Correspondent on Monday, the APHC leader said, “The international community should double its efforts to seek an early and amicable solution to the long running dispute of Kashmir, which has snowballing into a dangerous conflict having potential to jeopardize peace and security of the entire south region”.
Terming right of self-determination as the cardinal principle in the modern international law, Wani observed that being the custodian of peace and justice the United Nations has moral as well as legal responsibility to help resolve the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the resolution passed on 5th January 1949, which guarantees right to self-determination to the people of Kashmir besides legitimizing their struggle. He said that during the decades’ long struggle Kashmiris have endured oppression and suppression at the hands of Indian occupation forces. Despite facing unprecedented levels of state sponsored terrorism he said that the people of occupied Kashmir were sacrificing their lives to free their motherland from the clutches of India’s forcible and illegal occupation.
Wani who is also the senior vice chairman of Jammu and Kashmir National Front expressed the hope that the well wishers of humanity around the globe will work together and devote themselves for the good of suffering humanity in the occupied Kashmir.—INP