Indian must accept Kashmir as dispute and Pakistan a party to it: Bar asks Indian delegation

Srinagar: A New Delhi based group of politicians and activists on Friday met members of Bar Association Kashmir at High Court here in the backdrop of the ongoing unrest in Kashmir.

Bar Association members apprised the Indian delegation  about the atrocities committed by the government forces on the civilians in the ongoing unrest.
Bar president Mian Qayoom told KNS the lawyers body told the team that India should accept Kashmir as dispute and Pakistan a party to it
“We told them that India cannot take out Pakistan from resolving Kashmir dispute. If Pakistan is not a party to the dispute, then India would not have signed agreements like Tashkent, Shimla with the former,” Mian Qayoom told KNS.
“We informed them that dialogue on Kashmir has been trumpeted since 1947, but what was the outcome of these dialogues. They were meant to buy time. Afspa, demilitarization and other issues are offshoots of the main dispute. Their solution will not end the dispute,” he added.
“We will continue the struggle till India accepts Kashmir as dispute and accepts to hold plebiscite here,” he said to have told the team.
Senior lawyer Zaffar Shah and advocate Nazir Ahmad Ronga also spoke during the meeting.
“Don’t mislead people in India. We hope you will aware people and the central government about our stand,” the bar association told the team.
The team that is on a visit here from yesterday compromises of Mani Shankar Aiyar, Vinod Sharma, MK Venu, Ruby Arun, Shabnam Hashmi (social activist,) Kapil Kak (Rtd Air Marshall) and OP Shah
“We reminded them about the last trips of Delhi based activists and politicians only to pacify the public anger. Nothing meaningful emerges after that. Stop looking Kashmir through the prism of law and order,” another member told KNS.
On Thursday, Mani Shankar Aiyar and Prem Shankar Jha (Journalist)— were not allowed to meet the injured by volunteers at SMHS hospital yesterday. They were booed away by the people there.

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