In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference senior leader, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has called for dialogue to resolve the Kashmir dispute peacefully.
Addressing a gathering at the Jamia Masjid in Srinagar, today, after his release from over four years of house detention, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq emphasized that Jammu and Kashmir dispute should be seen as a humanitarian issue rather than just a territorial one.
He also called for the release of all illegally detained Kashmiri political prisoners, journalists, lawyers, civil society members, and youth.
Meanwhile, APHC leaders including Khawaja Firdous, Syed Bashir Andrabi, Muhammad Shafi Lone and Imtiyaz Reshi in their separate statements in Srinagar said that the grim situation of occupied Jammu and Kashmir warrants immediate attention of the ongoing 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. They urged the UN to take steps to implement its resolutions to settle the Kashmir dispute.
In Geneva, the members of Kashmiri delegation attending the ongoing session of the UN Human Rights Council in collaboration with World Muslim Congress and Friends of Kashmir, France, organized a protest demonstration outside the UN office. The purpose of the demonstration was to draw the attention of the international community towards the grave human rights violations being perpetrated by Indian troops in occupied Jammu and Kashmir. A large number of Kashmiris and their sympathizers participated in the demonstration.