UN urged to ap­point spe­cial en­voy on Kash­mir

Pakistan Observer - - KASHMIR - STAFF RE­PORTER

IS­LAM­ABAD—A dec­la­ra­tion adopted by the two-day In­ter­na­tional Kash­mir Sem­i­nar is­sued in Is­lam­abad has de­manded that the United Na­tions should ap­point a spe­cial en­voy for Kash­mir to in­ves­ti­gate the gross and bla­tant vi­o­la­tions of in­ter­na­tional norms and laws by In­dian author­i­ties and ex­plore ways of im­ple­ment­ing the rel­e­vant UN res­o­lu­tions.

The sem­i­nar or­ga­nized by the Mir­pur Univer­sity of Science and Tech­nol­ogy at Jin­nah Convention Cen­tre was at­tended by po­lit­i­cal lu­mi­nar­ies of dif­fer­ent shades, in­tel­lec­tu­als and lead­ing jour­nal­ists of Pak­istan and Azad Kash­mir as well as Hur­riyet lead­ers, jour­nal­ists, mem­bers of Bar As­so­ci­a­tion and in­tel­lec­tu­als of In­dian oc­cu­pied Kash­mir be­sides law makers from UK and Europe. The dec­la­ra­tion ap­plauded the Kash­mir free­dom move­ment de­scrib­ing it as ro­bust, in­dige­nous, and sound­ing a death knell for the fas­cist poli­cies of In­dian Hin­dutva forces. The sem­i­nar re­jected In­dia’s la­tent and man­i­fest machi­na­tions to change the de­mo­graphic com­po­si­tion of oc­cu­pied Kash­mir. Mean­while, in oc­cu­pied Kash­mir, peo­ple staged force­ful demon­stra­tions and hoisted black flags, to­day, in Srinagar, Badgam, Gan­der­bal, Bara­mulla, Hand­wara, Kup­wara, So­pore, Bandi­pora, Is­lam­abad, Tral, Pul­wama, Kul­gam, Shopian and other ar­eas to protest against In­dia’s anti-Kash­mir plans. Call for hold­ing of the demon­stra­tions and hoist­ing of the black flags was jointly given by top pro-free­dom lead­ers, Syed Ali Gi­lani, Mir­waiz Umar Fa­rooq and Muham­mad Yasin Ma­lik. Hur­riyet lead­ers in­clud­ing Muham­mad Yousuf Naqash, Bi­lal Sid­diqui, Bashir Ahmed Butt, Peer Sai­ful­lah, Ghu­lam Nabi Zaki, Muham­mad Yousuf Mu­jahid, Umar Aadil Dar and Bashir Ahmed Fa­rooqi led the demon­stra­tions.

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