Unresolved Kashmir Dispute Behind Civilian Killings: Mirwaiz

Unresolved Kashmir dispute behind civilian killings: Mirwaiz

ISLAMABAD, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 24th Nov, 2016 ) : The Chairman of Hurriyet Forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in occupied Kashmir, while denouncing the civilian killings by Indian firing in Azad Kashmir has said that the human will cannot be suppressed by military might and oppression. According to Kashmir Media Service (KMS), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement issued in Srinagar termed the killing of 11 civilians and injuries to half-a-dozen persons travelling in a passenger bus in Neelam valley and attack on a rescue ambulance of the Pakistan Army as barbaric.

He expressed his sympathy with the bereaved families and prayed for the early recovery of the injured. "The lingering Kashmir dispute is the result of India's obduracy and stubbornness which fails to understand that human will cannot be suppressed by military might and oppression," the Mirwaiz added. Mirwaiz Umar Farooq also welcomed the adoption of Pakistan's resolution by United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Committee on right to self-determination.

The Mirwaiz, who is under continuous house arrest, 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, he said, "Resolving Kashmir issue is 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."