UN urged to appoint special envoy on Kashmir
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.