World urged to play role in Kashmir settlement

Srinagar, May 11, 2015 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyet leaders, Shabbir Ahmad Shah and Zafar Akbar Butt, have appealed to the international community to play an effective role in the settlement of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the Kashmiris’ aspirations for ensuring peace in South Asia.

Shabbir Ahmad Shah in a media interview in Srinagar said that the dispute could only be settled through dialogue but unfortunately India wanted to suppress the voice of Kashmiris through military might. He said that New Delhi should realize the fact that the people of Kashmir had sacrificed thousands of youth for their right to self-determination and they would not accept anything short of this right.

Zafar Akbar Butt, addressing daylong meet of his party, the Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement, in Srinagar said that the Kashmir dispute was the main cause of tension between Pakistan and India and a serious threat to peace in the region. The All Parties Hurriyet Conference leader, Engineer Hilal Ahmad War, addressing a function in Sopore deplored that India never tried to fulfil the promises it made to the people of Kashmir and the international community regarding the resolution of the Kashmir dispute.

The spokesman for the forum patronized by the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, in a statement in Srinagar termed as ridiculous the recent statement of the puppet Chief Minister, Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, that the Hurriyet leaders crossed the limit by hoisting Pakistan’s National flag in occupied Kashmir. He said that the Kashmiri people had been waving this flag since 1947 and this action never harmed the law and order situation in the territory.

Meanwhile, at least two personnel of Indian Central Reserve Police Force, including an officer, were killed in an attack in Sangam area of Islamabad district, today. An Indian trooper committed suicide by hanging himself at an Army camp in Digiana area of Jammu district, today. This raised the number of such deaths among Indian troops and police personnel to 338 since January 2007.

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