Concrete steps for Kashmir settlement stressed

Srinagar, September 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Acting President of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference, Jahangir Ghani Butt, has said that India and Pakistan should resume dialogue and involve the Kashmiris’ genuine representatives with the process to settle the lingering Kashmir dispute.

Jahangir Ghani Butt visited different areas of Baramulla district and addressed several meetings of party workers.

In his addresses, he welcomed the statement made by Pakistan Prime Minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly where he raised the Kashmir dispute and spoke on the atrocities committed by the Indian forces in the territory. He urged the UN to play its role in the peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute.

Raising concern over human rights violations in Kashmir, Jahangir Ghani Butt said, Indian forces are involved in the full or partial blinding of over a thousand innocent Kashmiris through the use of short gun pellets, extra-judicial executions, use of human shields, arbitrary arrests, disappearances and humiliation of Kashmiris on daily basis.

He said that the world community should act by appointing a special envoy on Kashmir to check the brutal policies of repression being pursued by the Indian forces in occupied Kashmir.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of United Jihad Council, Syed Salahuddin, in a statement issued in Srinagar thanked Pakistan Prime Minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, for highlighting the Kashmir dispute and exposing the real face of India in the UN General Assembly. He said that the prime minster conveyed a message to the world community that settlement of the lingering Kashmir dispute was inevitable for durable peace in the region.

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