The government is likely to disallow Hurriyat Conference (G) seminar on UN resolutions on Kashmir dispute as authorities have already placed top separatist leaders including chairmen of both factions of Hurriyat under house arrest while JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik was detained on Wednesday.
Hurriyat Conference (G) is scheduled to organise a seminar titled “Resolution of Kashmir dispute in the light of Right to Self Determination” on Thursday.
United Nations on January 5, 1949 had adopted a resolution that advocated plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir after India had approached the world body that Pakistan was intervening “in its territory”.
However, ahead of the proposed seminar, authorities have launched a crackdown against the separatist leadership.
While Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani continues to remain under house arrest at his Hyderpora residence, authorities today again placed Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest at his Nigeen residence.
JKLF chairman Yasin Malik was arrested and lodged at Central jail, Srinagar.
Geelani’s close aide and Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Secretary General, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai is also under house arrest since last many months.
Informing about his house detention, Mirwaiz wrote on twitter, “After three days, again put under house arrest ! Panic and fright of the paranoid. Autocratic State getting more and more chronic by the day!”
Police have also arrested scores of Hurriyat (G) senior activists including, Syed Imtiyaz Hyder, Gulzar Ahmad Bhat, Muhammad Yasin Attai, Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar, Moulvi Bashir Ahmad ahead of a scheduled seminar
“I have been lodged at police station Shergarhi along with Moulvi Bashir.,” Hurriyat (G) spokesman Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar told Rising Kashmir over phone.
He said the conglomerate was holding the seminar to remind the world community about the resolution adopted at the meeting of the United Nations Commission for India and Pakistan on 5 January, 1949.
“The seminar was scheduled to be held on January 4 instead of January 5, because of Friday. But the whole leadership has been arrested,” Gulzar said.
On January 5, 1949, the United Nations Commission for India and Pakistan had received from the Governments of India and Pakistan in Communications, dated December 23 and December 25, 1948, respectively their acceptance of principles which are supplementary to the Commission’s Resolution of August 13, 1948.
The UN had adopted that the question of the accession of Jammu and Kashmir to India or Pakistan would be decided through the democratic method of a free and impartial plebiscite.
“A plebiscite will be held when it shall be found by the Commission that the cease-fire and truce arrangements have been carried out and arrangements for the plebiscite have been completed,” further reads the UN resolution.
It states that UN Secretary-General, in agreement with the Commission, would nominate a Plebiscite Administrator who shall be a personality of high international standing and commanding general confidence.
“He will be formally appointed to office by the Government of Jammu and Kashmir,” added the UN resolution.