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Kashmir dispute is a Himalayan reality: APHC

by May 4, 2016 General

Srinagar, May 04, 2016 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference has said that India is holding Kashmir on gunpoint and the people of Kashmir have never accepted this forced occupation. The APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar ridiculed the statement of Indian Minister of State for External Affairs, V K Singh, said that Hurriyet leaders were free to meet Pakistani representatives on Indian soil. He said that the pro-freedom leadership had never asked for permission from India in this regard.

The spokesman said, there are three parties to the Kashmir dispute and the Kashmiris were always meeting Pakistani representatives since long. “Pakistan is not only an important party to the Kashmir dispute but this country also supports the right to self-determination of the Kashmiri people and no power in the world can break these relations of the Kashmiris with Pakistan,” he maintained. The Kashmir dispute, he said, is a Himalayan reality.

The spokesman pointed out that the BJP in August 2014 called off the Pak-India foreign secretaries meeting on the grounds that Hurriyet leaders were also invited by the Pakistan on that day. He said that BJP’s decision was based on fanatic politics and political immaturity and there was no room for this type of thinking in the practical world. The BJP government, he added, faced humiliation for its policies and it was necessary for it to review them. The spokesman rejected Singh’s statement that “Hurriyet or any third party has no role in the two party talks of India and Pakistan”.

“Kashmir is not any border dispute between India and Pakistan which could they solve by just talking to each other. “It is the issue of the future of 15 million people and the international community also recognizes their demand for the right to self-determination,” the statement said. The spokesman said that the Kashmiris had been promised on the international forums that they would be given a fair chance to decide their future by themselves.

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