UN asked to intervene for Kashmir settlement

Srinagar, September 17, 2017 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has sought the intervention by the United Nations for a peaceful settlement of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, lingering before the World Body for the past seven decades.

Syed Ali Gilani in a letter to UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, said that Jammu and Kashmir was waiting for the final dispensation in accordance with the agreed UN Resolutions. He reiterated the demand to appoint a War Crime Tribunal for Jammu and Kashmir to identify the culprits of human rights abuses in the occupied territory. He said that the indiscriminate use of lethal weapons, pellet guns, bullets, pawa shells to contain public rallies had become a routine matter in the territory. He urged the UN Chief to prevail upon the Indian government to give free access to global human rights watchdogs to take an on spot stock of the situation with regard to human rights abuses in Kashmir.

The joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement condemned repeated and arbitrary imposition of curfew and other restrictions and lockdown of historical Jamia Masjid in Srinagar.

Meanwhile, massive clashes erupted in Sethar Sangam area of Islamabad district, today, against the thrashing of a local shopkeeper, Abdul Hameed Loli, by Indian troops. Several youth took to the streets to protest against the atrocities committed by Indian army. The protesters blocked Srinagar-Jammu highway for several hours.

Senior APHC leader, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi addressing his party meeting in Srinagar said that the Kashmiris’ struggle for right to self-determination could not be suppressed through threats and intimidation. Hurriyat leader, Mohammad Musadiq Aadil in a statement urged the world community to take notice of killing, harassment and crackdowns in the occupied territory.

In Geneva, Alfred de Zayas, a UN expert, addressing a seminar told Kashmiri and Palestinian delegations that the world would have to listen to their persistent demand for right to self-determination, one day. Altaf Wani, Hassan-ul-Banna and Professor Shagufta while speaking on the occasion welcomed the statement of the UN expert.

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