In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has urged the international community to pay attention to the grim situation of the territory and play role in settling the Kashmir dispute to save South Asia from a nuclear catastrophe.
The APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said Jammu and Kashmir is not India’s internal matter but an internationally recognized disputed territory.
He said that the unresolved Kashmir dispute could provide the spark to light South Asia’s nuclear fuse.
The spokesman warned that ignoring Kashmir dispute is not in anyone’s interest and simmering situation of IIOJK needs immediate attention of the world community. He said that the UN should inter-vene to resolve Kashmir dispute to avoid nuclear war in South Asia.
The APHC spokesman pointed out that a just resolution of the lingering dispute is imperative for ensuring permanent peace and stability in the south Asian region.
“The UN must send a high level fact-finding mission to probe human rights violations in IIOJK. The world must not remain indifferent to what is happening in Kashmir,” he added.
Muhammad Yousuf Naqash in a statement is-sued in Srinagar said India is carrying out shameful acts in IIOJK without any hindrance.
He said that the criminal silence adopted by the world commu-nity has emboldened New Delhi to continue with its brutalities on innocent Kashmiris.
Abdul Samad Inqalabi in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the detained leaders and activists were being deprived of basic facilities including medical care and hygienic food as per the jail man-ual due to which their lives were at stake.
He said that the Indian government was not releasing women Hurriyat leaders, Aasiya Andrabi, Fehmeeda Sofi and Naheeda Nasreen, despite the fact that they were suffering from various ailments which was a serious violation of human rights.
He called upon the UN Security Council and in-ternational human rights organizations to take cog-nizance of the killing and illegal arrest of Kashmiri youth and put pressure on India to stop its state terrorism in IIOJK and immediately release all Kashmiri detainees.
Abdul Samad Inqalabi expressed deep sorrow and grief over the demise of Hurriyat leader, Engi-neer Farooq Ahmad Khan, and paid rich tributes to him. He said that Engineer Farooq had spent a ma-jor part of his life in jails and his services for the freedom movement would always be remembered.
Meanwhile, the spokesman of Kashmir Freedom Front in a statement in Srinagar condemned the killing of innocent Kashmiris by Indian troops in fake encounters in IIOJK. He appealed to the world community to hold India accountable for its war crimes in the occupied territory.
He said that peace would continue to elude South Asia till the settlement of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the Kashmiris’ aspirations and relevant UN resolutions.—KMS