UN, world powers can’t ignore Kashmir, Palestine disputes: Hurriyat (M)

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) on Tuesday said that United Nations and the world powers cannot ignore Kashmir and Palestine dispute while they discuss global peace and terrorism at the 70th annual meeting of UN General Assembly.
“In the ongoing 70th annual meeting of UN General Assembly, though the discussion on global progress, terrorism, refugees and on Climate is positive, the challenges that dispute on Kashmir and Palestine issue is posing to the world peace can’t be ignored,” a spokesman, quoting minutes of a meeting of the party’s executive council, said in a statement.
Quoting the participants, he said that unless these issues are solved, the world can’t have lasting peace.” The meeting stressed upon United Nations and the world powers to take concrete steps in this direction.”
He said that the meeting was chaired by party chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.
The participants also discussed in detail the present political, organizational and other matters relating the ongoing movement, he said.
“It was observed that the hegemonic and dictatorial attitude of the ruling regime which has curbed the peaceful political activity of the real representative leadership of Kashmiri people by imposing day in and day out restriction on their moment as highly deplorable,” he said.
They further stated that freedom of expression has been strangulated and the right to assemble is denied by using suppressive tactics and military might, the statement said.
“The meeting highly condemned this attitude of the ruling regime and it was stated that on the one hand these people talk of goli nahi boli but on the other hand the leadership of Kashmiris is put under house arrest or incarcerated in jails and the aspirations of the people are suppressed by brutal force,” the spokesman added.
The spokesman further said that it was also observed during the meeting that besides the political rights, a policy of curbing the religious rights of Kashmiris has also been started.
“Curbs on the freedom of expression has been extended even to deny Internet Connectivity to the people,” he added.