SRINAGAR – The All Parties Hurriyet Conference has reiterated that the elections in the occupied territory are no substitute to right to self-determination and polls will have no bearing on the legal and historical status of the dispute over Jammu and Kashmir.
The APHC in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Kashmir was a UN-recognized international dispute that needed to be resolved through a meaningful and result-oriented dialogue process between Pakistan, India and the Kashmiris.
On the other hand, rich tributes were paid to the martyrs of Aali Kadal on their martyrdom anniversary, today.
The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik and others who visited martyrs’ graveyard in Srinagar on the occasion included APHC leaders Javed Ahmad Mir, Zafar Akbar Butt, Advocate Shahid-ul-Islam, Hakeem Abdur Rasheed and Syed Bashir Ahmad Andrabi.
Speaking on the occasion, Muhammad Yasin Malik said that the Kashmiris would continue the martyrs’ mission till complete freedom from Indian occupation. He went to the houses of martyrs and expressed solidarity with their relatives. A blood donation camp was also set up in the memory of the martyrs.
The vice President of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party, Mehmood Ahmad Saghar in a statement also paid tributes to the Aali Kadal martyrs.
Sheikh Abdul Hamid along with his nine associates embraced martyrdom at Aali Kadal in Srinagar on 19th November in 1992.
The veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement in Srinagar condemned the arrest of two women and a 105-year old civilian by the Indian police at Battagand area of Islamabad and termed it the worst example of state terrorism.
Senior APHC leader, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi addressing public meetings in Srinagar and Badgam said that peace would always elude South Asian unless the Kashmir dispute was settled as per Kashmiris’ aspirations.
Muslim Khwateen Markaz Chairperson, Yasmeen Raja and Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Freedom League in their separate statements denounced arrest and harassment of youth by Indian police at Gool in Gulab Garh area of Jammu.