ISLAMABAD: (APP) The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani in Indian occupied Kashmir, has urged the international community to take practical steps towards resolution of the Kashmir dispute and help the people of Jammu and Kashmir in their struggle for securing their right to self- determination.
According to kashmir Media Service, reacting to the Indian response against the assertion of the US representative in the UN, Nikki Haley, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement in Srinagar said, "The response from Indian authorities vindicates that their stance is unsubstantiated and proves their hold on Jammu and Kashmir as unjustified and unlawful."
Nikki Haley had said that the US would play an active role in de-escalating tension and mediate in facilitating talks between Pakistan and India.
The APHC Chairman said that it was disheartening that the world community failed to make India accountable for its unrealistic and rigid approach. Commenting over the role played by member countries of the UN, he said that till now though they in their initiatives tried to find solution to the Kashmir dispute, however, India's denial and its reluctance was proving a big problem.
Syed Ali Gilani said that more than 18 resolutions were passed in the UN for settlement of the Kashmir dispute and both India and Pakistan were signatories to these resolutions.
However, he said, the stubborn and unrealistic attitude of Indian rulers is creating hurdles in the implementation of these resolutions.
The UN resolutions ensure lasting solution and the US and other interested countries are welcome and they should find ways and means and intervene to implement these resolutions to seek people's verdict about their aspirations, he added.
Syed Ali Gilani strongly reacted to the statement of Indian Foreign Minister, Sushma Swaraj, wherein she said that whole of Jammu and Kashmir including Gilgit-Baltistan belonged to India.
He said that it was her ignorance and her statement was far from reality. "It is ridiculous to deny the facts. Instead of showing response and reason, they are relying on lies," he said.
"Jammu and Kashmir is not anyone's personal property, nobody has ownership rights. It belongs to 15 million people living in it," he said, adding that unrealistic and improper rhetoric of Indian leaders would not help them to continue their forcible occupation of Jammu and Kashmir.
Meanwhile, the APHC spokesman in a statement in Srinagar strongly condemned the illegal detention of youth for singing Pakistan's national anthem during a cricket match and handing over them to India's National Investigation Agency (NIA).
"It shows frustration of puppet authorities. It is not a serious issue and authorities are unnecessarily giving it hype.
They are acting as puppets. We are worst victims of state and Hindutva terrorism," he said.
He said, the Kashmiri people love Pakistan and this sentiment is there since Pakistan came into existence. It is an instinct and sentiment that thrives in our soul, he said, demanding immediate release of the detained youth.