UN resolutions still viable, guarantee peaceful solution to Kashmir: Geelani

Srinagar: Hurriyat (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Wednesdays said that India cannot deny the legitimacy and authenticity of UN resolution as these stand witness that political destiny of Jammu and Kashmir is yet to be decided.

The amalgam in a statement issued here said that UN resolutions form basics and guarantee the peaceful and amicable solution of issue as per aspirations of people of Jammu and Kashmir. While commenting over the resolution passed on 5th January 1949.

“Hurriyat Chairman said that even after seven decades these resolutions are a viable and provide a peaceful and durable solution for this vexed and long standing issue”.

Expressing his dismay over the role of UNO, Pro-freedom leader said that it is painful that this institution failed to implement its resolutions, Geelani said.

Commenting on the responsibilities of the UN, Geelani said that though they have done a commendable job in the fields of poverty, malnutrition and social issues, but it is unfortunate that it couldn’t contain the arrogant forces like India which is trampling all ethics in Jammu and Kashmir.

“Suppressed people are losing their faith in this institution and they are forces to adopt other means of resistance, which may have drastic repercussions. Pro-freedom leader said that on January 5, 1949 resolution is a clear binding on both India and Pakistan to fulfill their commitment of resolving Kashmir issue according to the wishes and aspiration of the people through a peaceful referendum”, Geelani said.

Citing the examples and procedures adopted in Croatia, East Timor and South Sudan, Geelani said that if UN can settle these issues, what is the reason that the longest pending issue is ignored and brushed under carpet, he said.

Geelani further said that non-resolution of Kashmir is bone of contention between the two nuclear powers and if UN fails to play its role in solving this grave human issue not only Indo-Pak subcontinent but global peace and stability is under sever threat which make culminate in the world’s biggest human catastrophe. (GNS)