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Peace in South Asia linked with Kashmir settlement

In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik has said that peace, prosperity and stability will always elude South Asia unless the Kashmir dispute is settled as per the Kashmiris’ aspirations.

Muhammad Yasin Malik while addressing a gathering at the shrine of at the shrine of Hazrat Shah-i-Hamadan in Srinagar maintained that issuing statements from New Delhi that all is well in Kashmir cannot change the ground reality and disputed status of Kashmir.

He said that the manner in which Indian leaders and rulers were trying to link tourism, trade, and even sports with politics and undermine the ongoing struggle of Kashmiris was highly condemnable.

On the other hand, Indian police arrested the Chairperson of Muslim Khawateen Markaz, Yasmeen Raja along with several other women activists when they were marching towards the UN Observers’ Office at Sonawar in Srinagar to present a memorandum on the 67th UN Day, today. They were locked up at Rambagh Police Station.

The United Nations had passed several resolutions on Kashmir in which it was pledged that the people of Kashmir would be granted their inalienable right to self-determination through plebiscite. However, the World Body has failed to implement its resolutions.

The veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement expressed strong concern over the anti-Muslim activities of communal elements at Zanaskar in Leh region where curfew remained in force for the second consecutive day, today.

The JKLF leaders Bashir Ahmad Butt and Shoukat Ahmad Bakhshi visited Sopore and expressed solidarity with the victims whose houses were razed during a recent military operation in the area. Hurriyet leaders including Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Aasiya Andrabi, Mohammad Yousuf Naqash, Javed Ahmad Mir and Farooq Ahmad Dar in their separate statements also offered their sympathies with the affected families.

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