Geelani asks Moon to appoint envoy for K-resolution

SRINAGAR: In a letter addressed to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman has asked the international body to appoint a person for persuading India and Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir issue.
Geelani, according to a press statement issued here, has asked Ban Ki Moon “to appoint a person of international stature, like President Mary Robinson, and Nobel Laureates Kofi Annan and Bishop Desmond Tutu, to persuade India and Pakistan to initiate a peace process with the genuine leadership Jammu and Kashmir for finding a peaceful, durable, and permanent solution to the Kashmir dispute”.
Asserting that no “secessionist or separatist” movement was going on in Kashmir, the Hurriyat (G) chairman has said that Kashmir has been running a “genuine struggle”.
“Kashmiri people came out on streets in 2008 and 2010 and demanded implementation of the agreement passed by the UNO. We must be given the right to decide our future through an unrigged and unforced vote,” he said.
Geelani has said the Kashmiris are “voluntarily” expressing their resen-tment against the “indifference” of wo-rld powers towards the Kashmir issue.
Expressing gratitude to UN Secretary General for offering to intervene in the Kashmir issue, Geelani said, “The time has come for the world institution to use its good office to resolve the long-pending dispute of Kashmir.”