Srinagar: All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) has appealed to the foreign delegation to “facilitate a dialogue between India, Pakistan, and people of Jammu and Kashmir for the resolution of this long-standing dispute of the region.”

APHC also called on the 24 nation delegation to bring an end to decades of uncertainty and suffering of the people of J-K, “For the sake of peace in this highly volatile region to use its good offices and help in facilitating dialogue among India Pakistan and people of J-K,” Hurriyat said in a statement.

The pro-freedom organisation said that the people of Jammu and Kashmir have for the past 74 years been incessantly demanding the resolution of the Kashmir conflict that arose in 1947, “Instead, a policy of repression and intimidation in varying degrees has been pursued by the Government of India resulting in severe human rights abuses of the people of Kashmir,” Hurriyat said.

Adding that in such situations a “curated tour of foreign dignitaries to showcase “normalcy “ in the valley to the outside world is misleading. Peoples spontaneous strike, the only means of protest left to them, speaks volumes to the world of what people feel and want.”

Adding that all attempts by APHC seeking dialogue between India Pakistan and people of J-K as a means of peaceful resolution of the issue stand snubbed instead the leadership is jailed and harassed.

The conglomerate further claimed that efforts are on to change the demographic composition of the state to undermine its disputed nature, after it was downgraded to a union territory of India and brought under its direct rule. “All forms of peaceful protest or dissent by the people to this unilateral authoritarian move and its resultant effects, is curbed by force as the number of armed troops in the valley is highest anywhere in the world,” it concluded.

 

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