Sikh body expresses serious concerns over human rights abuses in IOK

Sikh body expresses serious concerns over human rights abuses in IOK
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ISLAMABAD: All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC), in India occupied Kashmir (IoK), while expressing concern over the human rights situation in the territory has urged India to start dialogue process with the different stakeholders to find a solution to the Kashmir dispute.

According to Kashmir Media Service, the APSCC Chairman, Jagmohan Singh Raina, in a statement in Srinagar said dialogue alone could resolve the Kashmir dispute and denial to talks would not lead to any solution.

He said, people living in Kashmir, Jammu and Ladakh divisions have peculiar problems and same can be addressed only when parleys are held with the concerned stakeholders.

There are many groups in the territory and India should start talking to the representatives of these groups, the statement added.

Meanwhile, reports said that pro-India National Conference President, Farooq Abdullah during a meeting with Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, in New Delhi urged him to address the Kashmir dispute politically.

On the other hand, former Indian Foreign Secretary, Salman Haider, addressing a gathering of scholars and intellectuals in New Delhi made a strong pitch for opening the back channel talks with Pakistan. (APP)

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