‘UN, US need to play vital role in Kashmir resolution’

Srinagar, October 15, 2015 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, senior Hurriyet leader and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabbir Ahmad Shah, has said that the UN and the US have a vital role to play in resolving the outstanding issues of the world like the Kashmir dispute. Shabbir Ahmed Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said that only sincerity was required to resolve all the issues of the world including the Kashmir dispute.

He said that the UN and US had a vital role to play in resolving the outstanding disputes of the world like Kashmir. “Kashmir has become a nuclear flashpoint and its lingering poses a serious threat to the establishment of peace in South Asia which ultimately affects all the initiatives aimed at ensuring global peace,” he said.

He appealed to the Pakistan Prime Minister, Mohammad Nawaz Sharif, to raise the Kashmir dispute with the US President, Barack Obama, during his upcoming meet with him. “I hope both the leaders will discuss the Kashmir issue and deliberate upon taking initiatives to bring peace in the region,” he said. Shabbir Shah expressed the hope that Nawaz Sharif would also raise with the US President the issue of unabated killings and human rights violations committed by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir. “I want to remind both leaders that Kashmir is the only oldest issue awaiting resolution in the United Nations.

It’s a tragic fact that nations like Croatia, East Timor and South Sudan achieved independence after a very brief struggle but Jammu and Kashmir where more than 5 lakh people have died due to oppression unleashed by the Indian occupation forces, is ignored.

This is why a European Union delegation during its Kashmir visit termed the Valley as a ‘beautiful prison’,” he said. The Hurriyet leader hailed Nawaz Sharif for his endeavours for resolution of the Kashmir dispute. He also thanked the Pakistani political, social, religious and military leadership for their role in highlighting the Kashmir cause at global fora.

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