Kashmir an Internationally-Disputed Territory: APHC

Srinagar: All Parties Hurriyet Conference has reiterated that Kashmir is an internationally-recognized disputed territory and the people of Kashmir have yet to decide their future as per the relevant resolutions of the United Nations.

An APHC spokesman in a statement in Srinagar rejected the Indian External Affairs Minister SM Krishna’s statement on Kashmir terming it as contrary to the history, ground realities and UN Security Council resolutions on Kashmir. The spokesman was responding to the Krishna’s assertion that the people of Kashmir had chosen their destiny through India’s democratic processes. APHC made it clear that the farcical elections for the so-called Kashmir Assembly and Indian Parliament could not be an alternative to the people’s right to self-determination.

All Parties Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani in a statement in Srinagar urged the international community to prevail upon India to settle the Kashmir dispute to ensure durable peace in the South Asian region.

Senior APHC leader, Shabbir Ahmad Shah in a statement said that the presence of hundreds of thousands of Indian troops in Kashmir was an ample proof of the fact that India had converted the territory into a military garrison.

Hurriyet leaders including Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Mukthar Ahmad Waza, Zafar Akbar Butt, Yasmeen Raja, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Javed Ahmad Mir, Muhammad Azam Inqilabi, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Firdous Ahmad Shah and Muhammad Farooq Rehmani in their statements rejected Indian External Minister’s statement and urged the United Nations to take serious notice of grave human rights violations by Indian forces in occupied Kashmir.

The Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League observed its 39th founding day in Srinagar, today, and party leaders addressing a function said that the martyrs’ mission would be taken to its logical conclusion against all odds.

Hundreds of people participated in the funeral of five youth martyred by Indian troops during a violent military operation at Wamgat in Ganderbal on Tuesday.

Dozens of government employees were injured when police resorted to brute force on their protest demonstration against anti-people policies of the puppet administration in Srinagar, today.

[Sana News]

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