Srinagar: In occupied Kashmir, prominent lawyers, intellectuals, writers and civil society members have deplored the worst human rights situation in the territory, demanding of the international community to intervene without any further delay.
The President of High Court Bar Association of occupied Kashmir, Mian Abdul Qayoom, addressing a seminar in Srinagar said that the United Nations resolutions were bedrock of the Kashmir freedom struggle and provided a mechanism for resolving the dispute.
All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, in his address said that Kashmir was an internationally accepted dispute which could be resolved by giving the Kashmiri people their right to self-determination. The seminar was also addressed among others by Bashir Ahmad Butt, Nahida Nasreen, Z G Muhammad, Parveena Ahanger, Professor Noor Muhammad Bilal, Nazir Ahmad Ronga, Muhammad Shafi Reshi, Bashir Siddiq, Muhammad Amin Butt, G M Shah and Arshad Andrabi.
The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, addressing a gathering at Dargah Makhdoom Sahib in Srinagar said that the world community would have to take positive steps towards settling the Kashmir conflict keeping in view the sacrifices and aspirations of the Kashmiri people.
Hurriyet leaders, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi and Nayeem Ahmed Khan, addressing gatherings in Bagman and Islamabad said that talks between Pakistan and India were meaningless without including the Kashmir dispute in the agenda. The Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League leaders, Mohammad Yousuf Mir and Mohammad Rafiq Ganai, addressing people in Srinagar and Badgam areas asked India to give up its intransigence on Kashmir and settle the dispute for ensuring durable peace in the region.
The Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement and the Jammu and Kashmir Freedom Movement in their meetings in Jammu urged the human rights bodies to impress upon India to stop its state terrorism in the occupied territory. The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Social Peace Forum, Devinder Singh, addressing people at R S Pora in Jammu said that the Kashmir dispute could be settled through holding of plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir.
In Brussels, the Chairman of Kashmir Council European Union, Ali Raza Syed, addressing a meeting of the Council said that the international community had failed to protect the basic rights of the people of occupied Kashmir.