Ar­rest of Hur­riyet lead­ers frus­tra­tion of au­thor­i­ties

Pakistan Observer - - KASHMIR -

SRI­NA­GAR—In oc­cu­pied Kash­mir, Hur­riyet leader and the Chair­man of Jammu and Kash­mir Peo­ples League JKPL), Mukhtar Ah­mad Waza has said that re­peal of dra­co­nian laws, re­lease of po­lit­i­cal pris­on­ers, end to hu­man rights vi­o­la­tions and de­mil­i­ta­riza­tion of the ter­ri­tory were nec­es­sary to re­solve the lin­ger­ing Kash­mir dis­pute.

Mukhtar Ah­mad Waza in a state­ment is­sued in Sri­na­gar, termed the con­tin­ued de­ten­tion and house ar­rest of Hur­riyet lead­ers and ac­tivists as the au­thor­i­ties’ frus­tra­tion.

Com­ment­ing on Pak-In­dia talks, he said that peace on bor­ders or in South Asia couldn’t be guar­an­teed till set­tle­ment of the lin­ger­ing Kash­mir dis­pute in ac­cor­dance with the as­pi­ra­tions of Kash­miri peo­ple.

He said Kash­mir is a po­lit­i­cal dis­pute and should be re­solved po­lit­i­cally and demo­crat­i­cally tak­ing all stake­hold­ers into con­fi­dence.

He urged the Amnesty In­ter­na­tional to help re­lease il­le­gally de­tained Kash­miris youths lan­guish­ing in dif­fer­ent In­dian jails.—KMS

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