Kashmir continues to be nuclear flashpoint: Hurriyat

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Pays tributes to slain Qazigund militants

Srinagar, Dec 5 (GNS): Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat Conference on Tuesday paid rich tributes to militants Yawar Bashir and Abu Mavia who were killed in a gunfight with government forces on Monday.

In a statement issued to GNS, Geelani said the youth by laying their lives are putting a huge responsibility on our shoulders to honour these sacrifices. Geelani also addressed the people over phone and reiterated that the joint resistance leadership will hold a public program on 15 December at Lal Chowk Anantnag. He asked people to attend in large numbers.

Geelani also urged people to boycott the upcoming Panchayat elections. He also said “Kashmir is not integral part of India and Indian authorities should avoid parroting about this”.

A spokesperson of Mirwaiz-led Hurriyat in a statement said Kashmir issue continues to remain as a nuclear flashpoint between India and Pakistan since past several decades and it is high time to resolve the issue as per either through implementation of UN resolutions or through tripartite dialogue with the involvement all the stakeholders.

He said resolution of Kashmir is must for everlasting peace in not only the subcontinent but in the entire south Asia. He said that bloodshed will continue in the region and innocent people will continue to lose their precious lives as long as the dispute is alive.

“It is the responsibility of the world community to play its part and build pressure on New Delhi to shun its stubborn and rigid approach and force it to accept the ground realities in Kashmir. The resolution of Kashmir issue was inevitable so that peace prevails in the region and loss of human lives and property saved,” the spokesperson said.

He also strongly condemned the cordon and search operations in villages and door to door searches terming it as “highhandedness” of forces. (GNS)

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