Kashmiri leaders hail Pak-India talks

Published: December 11, 2015
Email
AJK Minister for Rehabilitation Abdul Majid Khan told a seminar on human rights in Muzaffarabad on Thursday that the decision to hold dialogue. PHOTO: AFP

AJK Minister for Rehabilitation Abdul Majid Khan told a seminar on human rights in Muzaffarabad on Thursday that the decision to hold dialogue. PHOTO: AFP

MUZAFFARABAD: 

Leaders in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) hailed the resumption of dialogue between Pakistan and India.

AJK Minister for Rehabilitation Abdul Majid Khan told a seminar on human rights in Muzaffarabad on Thursday that the decision to hold dialogue, announced after bilateral talks in Islamabad on Wednesday, had been hailed in the city and in Srinagar. “Kashmiris are the main party to the dispute, and without including Kashmiri leadership the talks will not succeed.”

Breakthrough at last

AJK All Parties Hurriyat Conference leader Altaf Ahamd Bhat said that the world was observing Human Rights Day but the rights of Kashmiris remain suspended.

The chief patron of Kashmir Concern, Professor Nazir Ahmad Shawl, said that when armed forces were given powers to raid and kill anyone they were forced to pick up the gun.

Human Rights Activist Dr Shaikh Waleed Rasool said that 1.5 million Indian soldiers had been deployed to watch the 4.5 million innocent people in the Kashmir valley. He asked how could they expect protection of rights with such heavy military presence.

Hurriyat leaders deplore cancellation of Indo-Pak peace talks

AJK Minister for Colleges Matloob Inqilabi, along with dozens of protesters, presented a memorandum to the United Nations Military Observers Group for India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) in Muzaffarabad.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 11th,  2015.

Facebook Conversations

Reader Comments (2)

  • mirestan
    Dec 11, 2015 - 9:36AM

    Please do not waste time on these useless meetings. This will go on for another 100 years.
    If any leader really wants to settle Kashmir issue where even United nation failed. Please Please put all your support to go to International court of Justice and except the verdict.Recommend

  • Vectra
    Dec 12, 2015 - 11:10AM

    @mirestan:
    International court of Justice is like a justice department of UN and when the parent UN failed as per you then how you think that its offspring ICJ can help??Recommend

More in Jammu & Kashmir