Group’s presence testifies disputed status of J&K.
Srinagar, January 22 : The All Parties Hurriyet Conference and other liberation leaders reacting sharply to the India’s demand for the winding up of the United Nations Military Observers’ Group in India and Pakistan have said that it was India that had taken the Kashmir dispute to the UN Security Council for the World Body’s intervention.
The APHC-M Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, addressing a function in Srinagar, today, said that Kashmir was an international political issue and the disputed nature of Jammu and Kashmir could not be affected by India’s nefarious designs. Others who spoke on the occasion included Professor Abdul Ghani Butt and Maulana Abbas Ansari. APHC leader, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza was not allowed by the authorities to attend the function.
The APHC-G Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, in a statement from New Delhi said that the UN Military Observer Group’s presence in India and Pakistan testified that Kashmir was a disputed territory. He said that it was incumbent upon the United Nations to ensure the Group’s presence in the region till final settlement of the Kashmir dispute.
The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik in his statement emphasised that the United Nations had passed a number of resolutions endorsing the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir. He urged India to avoid issuing such statements and take practical measures for settlement of the Kashmir dispute.