SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani, on Saturday hailed the UN secretary general Ban ki-Moon for expressing his concern over the situation in Kashmir.
Addressing the secretary general, Geelani, in a statement issued here, said: “You and your institution is well aware of the fact that this unfortunate region has been forcibly occupied by India in 1947 and since then we are struggling to free ourselves from this Indian military grip by almost all means.”
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He said the prevailing situation in Kashmir has forced the people to knock at the doors of the international community, especially United Nations, to “pressurise India to abide by its global commitment and respect and implement the UN resolutions agreed upon and signed by the country”.
“It is not a dispute between India and Pakistan, but internationally-recognised dispute with 18 resolutions standing witness to it,” he said, urging the secretary general to “practically come to the rescue of oppressed people of Jammu and Kashmir” to fulfill his “moral, legal and official” commitment.
“Only facilitation can’t deter the aggression of ruthless India. Practical and concrete steps from your institution are needed to stop the bloodbath,” he said.