Hurriyat (M) appreciates statement of British Foreign Secretary

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Srinagar: Appreciating the statement of British Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson who called for an end to violence in Kashmir and warned tensions between India and Pakistan were holding the region back from becoming an incredible boom zone, Hurriyat Conference (M) Saturday said Kashmir resolution was imperative for mitigating the suffering of people of Kashmir and development and political stability of entire South Asia and called upon New Delhi to take steps for dialogue-oriented and peaceful resolution of Kashmir dispute.

In a statement issued to KNS, Hurriyat (M) made it clear that it was due to the selfless sacrifices of the people of Kashmir that international community was putting pressure on India for resolving Kashmir as per the wishes and aspirations of Kashmiris and said that this pressure was increasing with every day, which is encouraging.

The conglomerate said New Delhi should either agree to give Kashmiris their right to self determination as per the United Nations’ Security Council resolutions or take concrete steps to resolve the vexed dispute by holding a tripartite dialogue while involving Islamabad and people of Kashmir.

Citing the example of thrashing of Kashmiri students at DOABA Group of Colleges located at Kharar Chandigarh in north Indian state of Punjab, Hurriyat (M) spokesman said it was unfortunate and sad that Kashmiri students studying in various states of India were being harassed and victimized by different agencies and Hindutva forces who continued to target them under one pretext or the other.

The spokesman said Haris Shakeel Khan, son of Shakeel Khan of Kadipora, Anantnag had been beaten mercilessly by miscreants when he was leaving for his college, and received critical injuries in his head and backbone following which he was admitted at Civil Hospital Kharar for treatment wherefrom he was referred to Government Hospital Chandigarh for further treatment.

Stressing that the responsibility of the safety of Kashmiri students, traders and others visiting different states in India was on the respective state governments and their heads, the spokesman urged them to ensure safety of Kashmiris at all costs.

Meanwhile, the Hurriyat (M) spokesman said even on the 140th day of the ongoing uprising, the government forces continued to target peaceful protesters at Rawalpora Srinagar, Baramulla, Sopore, Palhalan, Bandipora, Kupwara, Pulwama, Zaingeer, Shopian and various areas of Islamabad and condemned the night raids and ransacking of household items at these places and raised concern against the state terrorism and brutal human rights violations in these areas. (KNS)


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