In occupied Kashmir, senior APHC leader and the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, describing Kashmir as a flash point between Pakistan and India, has appealed to the international community to playing role in settlement of Kashmir issue in accordance with the UN resolutions.
Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai in a statement issued in Srinagar today (Thursday) said there is a need for the international meditation to press India to stop the ongoing human rights violations. He said the Norwegian Prime Minister, Erna Solberg’s mediation offer on the Kashmir dispute clearly indicates that world doesn’t subscribe to India’s claim over Kashmir and New Delhi has the worry that the mediator might propose a solution to the Kashmir issue.
Meanwhile, the Joint Resistance Leadership in a statement in Srinagar strongly condemned the killing of a Sikh youth by unidentified gunmen in Tral area of Pulwama district last week, saying that the loss of human lives is deplorable. The statement said that the Sikh community always stood with the Muslims in the ongoing resistance movement even when attempts were made by the Indian agencies to give it a sectarian angle. All 35 Sikh sarpanchs and panchs of Pulwama district have tendered their resignations following the killing.
On the other hand, Indian troops launched cordon and search operations in different areas of Bandipora, Pulwama and Shopian districts, today. The troops conducted door-to-door searches during the operations.