Srinagar, August 21, 2014 (PPI-OT): The High Court Bar Association (HCBA) of occupied Kashmir has denounced the cancellation of foreign secretary level talks by Indian government with Pakistan. The HCBA Executive Committee in its meeting chaired by its President, Mian Abdul Qayoom, in Srinagar appreciated the stand taken by the government of Pakistan that the people of Kashmir were a legitimate stakeholder in the Kashmir dispute.
The participants of the meeting said that India had never been sincere in holding talks with Pakistan or with Kashmiri Hurriyet leadership for resolving the lingering dispute. They said that in order to hoodwink the world community, India occasionally, under international pressure, agreed to hold talks with Pakistan, but thereafter backtracked on one pretext or the other.
The Bar members said that it was the legitimate rights of every Kashmiri to discuss Kashmir dispute with Pakistan or representative of any other country that supports their cause and to seek their help and assistance for resolution of the Kashmir dispute.
They said that as India had called off the talks it had once again become important and necessary for the United Nations to come forward and implement its resolutions on holding of plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir to allow the Kashmiri people to decide their future by themselves.
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