Srinagar: Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Saturday said it is an irony that United Nations being the world’s highest forum has not fulfilled its promise of implementing its own resolutions “even after seven decades of the long bloodbath in Kashmir”.
According to the statement, Mirwaiz was commenting on the completion of 70 years of January 5 United Nations Security Council resolutions on Kashmir.
“The primary job of the UN was to address and resolve the pending issues across the globe and that Kashmir should have been its top priority as the dispute continues to linger on since past over seven decades consuming precious lives and properties on a daily basis,” he said and added by not initiating a process regarding Kashmir issue, “it seems the world’s largest body UN is giving a deaf ear to the united demand from the Kashmir that it must fulfil its promise of implementing its own resolutions that guarantee the right to self-determination”.
Hurriyat chairman said that people of Kashmir are engaged in a sacred struggle to get their legitimate right, the right to self-determination, in a peaceful way, “but New Delhi has left no stone unturned to crush the people’s struggle by using ultimate military might followed by repression.”
Until Kashmir issue is resolved in the backdrop of its historical background, he said, peace would remain a dream in the entire region as political instability will continue to prevail.
He urged the United Nations and other international forums to play their role and use their good offices in resolving the Kashmir conflict in the larger interests of the peace in the south Asian region. “The bloodshed would only end with the vexed issue of Kashmir would be resolved as per the people’s aspirations and for that International Community must build pressure on the New Delhi to shun its stubborn approach.”
Mirwaiz hailed the Turkish president Recap Tayab Erdogan’s stand on Kashmir issue stating that Turkey is the key member of OIC’s contact group on Kashmir and has always been supporting the Kashmir struggle besides expressing support to Kashmiris. While thanking the Turkish president for his unrelenting support, Mirwaiz hoped that Kashmir issue would get more world attention and world leaders should push for its final settlement.
The statement further said that Mirwaiz paid tributes to Jan 6, 1993 martyrs of Sopore.
Mirwaiz also expressed grief over the death of five members of a family at Bemina due to asphyxiation and expressed solidarity with the family members of the deceased and prayed for their highest standards in Jannah.