Srinagar, March 24, 2016 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq have said that durable peace in South Asia can only be achieved through settlement of the Kashmir dispute as per Kashmiris’ aspirations. Syed Ali Gilani in a media interview in New Delhi said, the Kashmiris are not against dialogue between India and Pakistan, but they want Kashmir dispute at the top in the agenda of the talks between the two countries.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, while talking to media men in New Delhi said that the turning a blind eye to the Kashmir dispute had endangered millions of lives in South Asia. He said that the settlement of Kashmir dispute would pave the way for peace, progress and stability in the South Asian region.
The APHC Secretary General, Shabbir Ahmad Shah in his statement paid tributes to the civilians killed in Pathribal fake encounter and Barakpora in Islamabad district on their 16th anniversaries. Indian troops had killed five innocent civilians in Pathribal and seven in Barakpora on this day in 2000 in the district.
The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik while presiding over a meeting in Srinagar, today, paid glowing tributes to the martyrs Ishfaq Majeed Wani, Dr Abdul Ahad Guru, Jalil Indrabi and Syed Shabbir Ahmad Siddiqui ahead of their martyrdom anniversaries. He said that these martyrs sacrificed their lives for the future of Kashmiri people.
Meanwhile, a complete shutdown was observed in Habba Kadal area of Srinagar against the thrashing of inhabitants and smashing of their properties by the Indian troops. All the shops and business establishments remained closed while transport was off the road. The people staged a protest demonstration against the brutal act. The JKLF-R Chairman, Farooq Ahmad Dar in a statement condemned the action by Indian troops.
An Indian Army man was found dead at army camp in Gurez area of Bandipora district. Sikh leader Simranjit Singh Mann in a media interview in the Indian state of Punjab said that Sikhs could not chant the slogan Bharat Mata ki Jai as the community did not worship women in any form. Simranjit Mann who is a renowned supporter of Khalistan said that the BJP must know that Sikhs cannot say Vande Matram either.
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