Hurriyat (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Wednesday welcomed the unanimous resolution passed by a committee of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), in the 193-member Assembly ‘reaffirming the universal realization of the right to self determination of Kashmiris being a fundamental condition for the effective guarantee and observance of human rights’.
Mirwaiz in Hurriyat (M) statement commended the Government of Pakistan “for its persistent diplomatic efforts in introducing the resolution which was co-sponsored by 72 countries”.
Expressing concern over the “silence” exhibited by the international community on Kashmir dispute, he said, “Resolving Kashmir was the legal, constitutional and moral responsibility of the United Nations and that peace and progress would elude South Asia until the final settlement of Kashmir dispute and people of Kashmir would continue to suffer.”
Commenting on the firing and shelling along various sectors of the ceasefire line and International Border (IB), Hurriyat (M) chairman said the confrontation between the neighboring countries – India and Pakistan – was increasing with every passing day and the flare-up was on the one hand resulting in loss of precious lives and destruction of properties and on the other hand pushing the two countries toward a dangerous and destructive war which would have serious ramifications for entire region.
Terming the killing of civilians and injuries to half-a-dozen persons travelling in a passenger bus in Neelam valley and attack on a rescue ambulance as barbaric, shameful and deplorable act of “cowardice”, Mirwaiz expressed his sympathy with the bereaved families and prayed for the early recovery of the injured.
He said that the lingering Kashmir dispute was the result of India’s “obduracy and stubbornness” which fails to understand that h”uman cannot be suppressed by military might and oppression”.
A separate Hurriyat (M) statement said, on the directions of the Hurriyat (M) Chairman, a high-level Hurriyat delegation led by Hurriyat (M) leader Muhammad Musadiq Adil and comprising of Peer Ghulam Nabi, Abdul Majeed Wani and Jaffar Kashmiri visited Kakapora Pulwama and expressed sympathy and solidarity with the parents and family members of slain youth, Engineer Rayees Ahmad Dar.
Hurriyat (M) also condemned the “force used by forces on a girl child and many other unarmed civilians in Nawa Kadal area of Shehar-e-Khas”.