Hurriyat Hails UN Chief’s Kashmir Statement

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António Guterres, the secretary general of the United Nations

Srinagar: Welcoming the statement of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that India and Pakistan should take steps for ‘positive’ settlement of Kashmir issue, Hurriyat Conference (M) on Friday said that the onus of a peaceful resolution and an end to “human rights violations” in Jammu and Kashmir lies with the global body.

In a statement issued here, a Hurriyat spokesperson said that the UN should ensure India and Pakistan resolve the issue through dialogue as per the wishes of the people of Jammu and Kashmir so that the people are not “killed” and they live with dignity.

“The onus of a peaceful resolution and an end to human rights violations in J&K lies with it,” the spokesperson said.

Expressing shock and grief over another “gruesome killing” of a woman during a gunfight in Batamaloo area of the city on Thursday, the spokesperson said that the incidents of killing of Kashmiris by forces continues unabated for the past thirty years.

“As seen in media reports her family is inconsolable as they are unable to understand why she has been killed in this manner,” the spokesperson added.

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