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India always opposed third party intervention on Kashmir: Sehrai

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Srinagar, Jan 10: Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Chairman, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai on Thursday said that India always opposed a third party mediation or international interference on Kashmir issue.

“India always opposed a third party mediation or international interference on Kashmir issue because India has never really been sure that the world community by and large, accepts the legitimacy of its control over Kashmir and that Kashmir being its integral part,” Sehrai said in a statement issued to media.

“The Norwegian PM’s mediation offer on Kashmir issue clearly indicated that world doesn’t subscribes to India’s claim over Kashmir and New Delhi worries that the mediator would impose a solution to Kashmir issue not to its liking,” he added.

 

Describing Kashmir as “a flash point” between India and Pakistan, Sehrai while appealing the international community to interfere asked them to take cognizance of the current situation in Kashmir Valley.

“There is a need for the international meditation to press India to stop the ongoing human rights violations and to resolve the Kashmir issue as per the relevant UNSC resolutions,” he said, adding that “in that scenario, we welcome any international intervention in Kashmir and the recent UN report on Kashmir has taken the lid off the gory cases of rights abuses and direct intervention of world bodies has now become inevitable.”

“It was unfortunate that New Delhi instead of accepting the ground realities and acknowledging the basic political aspirations of people of Kashmir is handling the issue militarily and with brute force which is fraught with dangerous repercussions. India needs to solve the Kashmir issue, sooner the better. Since attempts to solve it bilaterally with Pakistan has not yielded any result for last seventy years, the attention should move to take principle party Kashmiris on board & one of them certainly is a international mediation,” he added.

“Kashmir dispute has historical background and context which can’t be ignored and dealing with it militarily and adopting iron-fist policy is not going to break the resolve of the people of Kashmir. It would rather further strengthen their commitment towards their cause. It is a political and a human issue, based on the principle of the right to self-determination,” he said.


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Srinagar, Jun 25: Dr. K.J. Ramesh, Director General, Indian Meteorological Department, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here on Tuesday.

Dr. Ramesh briefed Governor about the present weather forecasting set up in the State and its usefulness for issuing timely weather advisories to people and pilgrims of Amarnath Yatra during the duration of the Yatra.

Governor highlighted the crucial importance of timely and advance weather forecasts for managing the movement of Yatris, which is highly dependent on the weather conditions.

 
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Rasheed asks govt to involve militant leadership into dialogue process

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Srinagar, June 25: Asking Delhi to give up its rhetoric and double standards, AIP President Er Rasheed has said that time is ripe for Delhi to accept ground realities and realize that there is no shortcut to the resolution of Kashmir dispute except respecting sentiments and sacrifices of people of Jammu and Kashmir and resolving the issue as per UN resolutions.

In a statement issued on Tuesday Er Rasheed said that on an occasion when Home Minister Amit Shah is visiting Kashmir, he needs to move beyond beaten tracks.

Er Rasheed said, “If Hurriyat is showing its willingness for talks it should not be seen as their weakness but as an opportunity to find an everlasting resolution to the internationally recognized dispute.”

 

“Both Delhi and Hurriyat leadership must restrain from imposing any pre-conditions for entering into dialogue process,” he said.

“Those trying to see Hurriyat’s willingness for talks as their weakness are living in fool’s paradise as Hurriyat is the custodian of sacrifices and represents sentiments and sacrifices of people of J&K,” he added.

Er Rasheed added that the muscular policy has failed in the past when inhuman operations like catch and kill and operation tiger were tested on unarmed Kashmiris.

He said, “All the stakeholders must understand that J&K dispute is a political one and finding any military resolution will never succeed.”

“It is time to give up ego and involve militant leadership into the meaningful dialogue process and resolve the issue once for all,” said Er Rasheed.

“Without taking militant leadership on board Hurriyat may not be able to deliver much. All the three parties including militant leadership must help in creating a conducive atmosphere for the meaningful dialogue,” he said.

Er Rasheed urged Amit Shah to move beyond official briefing which he may get from state administration and security agencies and urged Shah to ensure that security forces are made accountable and honour and dignity of masses is restored.

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Congress strong enough to overcome challenges: Mir

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Srinagar, Jun 25: The Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) held an important party meeting of Ex. Ministers & Ex. Legislators to debate and discuss the socio-political scenario obtaining in Jammu and Kashmir.

The party also held detailed discussions over the organization affairs and activities in JK, emphasizing the leadership to further strengthen the Party at grass roots level.

The meeting was presided over by JKPCC President G.A. Mir.

 

Those who attended the meeting included senior party leaders Peerzada Mohd. Sayeed, Taj Mohi U Din, Ghulam Nabi Monga, Haji Abdul Rashid Dar, Usman Majeed, Mohd Amin Bhat, Shoiab Nabi Lone, Gulzar Ahmad Wani, Bashir Ahmad Magrey, Syed Bashir, Abdul Rehman Dar and others.

JKPCC President held threadbare discussions over the organizational affairs and activities, emphasizing the leadership to further strengthen the Party from grass roots level.

On this occasion G.A. Mir said Congress Party is a vibrant situation in all the three regions, fully capable to overcome the challenges and strong enough to defeat the forces inimical to peace and stability in the country and State.

Mir said Congress party will ensure defeat of divisive and fascist forces, which are hell bent upon to divide the people on regional and religious lines to serve their vested interests. “We have always strengthened the secularism and unity in the country, state and will continue to unite the people,” G.A Mir said.

“Congress party is committed to safeguard the secular fabric in the country won’t allow communal forces to vitiate the atmosphere of harmony and peace in the Country and State,” Mir added.

He said Congress party is the only unifying force in the country and State because the party believes in uniting the people, it will continue to work as a bridge between the communities in the Country and State.

The meeting finalized the district wise and constituency wise party conventions being organized across Kashmir valley.

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