Election 2008 Indo-Pak Affairs

Self-determination in only solution to K-issue: NKC

ISLAMABAD: The only durable solution to the longstanding Jammu and Kashmir dispute lies in the implementation of UN resolution and giving Kashmiris their birth right of self-determination, said a declaration issues at the end of the National Kashmir Conference (NKC) held here under the auspices of Jamaat-e-Islami Azad Jammu & Kashmir (JI-AJK) on Tuesday.

The conference also made it clear that if other formulas or means were used to resolve this vexed dispute would harm the struggle of the Kashmiri people for their liberation.

The NKC rejected Indian plan to malign the Kashmir freedom struggle and to label it as terrorism in a bid to cover their inhumane crimes like violations of basic human rights, killings of people, demolition of houses and shops, gang rape of Kashmiri women, and incidents like mass graves and forced disappearance of the peoples. The conference demanded of the United Nations to prevail upon India to immediately stop the violations of basic human rights in Kashmir.

The NKC also stressed for the need of launching an international campaign to expose the Indian hegemonic designs, which New Delhi particularly after crushing the popular uprising in wake of Shrine Board land dispute through state terrorism.

India wanted to accomplish this plan by staging election farce in occupied Kashmir, turning Pakistan into a barren land by construction dams on rivers flowing into Pakistan and isolate Islamabad in the comity of the nations through staging incidents like Mumbai blasts.

The Conference called for convening a special OIC meeting for raising the issue across the world to counter India nefarious designs. The conference called for halting military operation is Swat and FATA in light of the unanimously adopted resolution of the Parliament and for reinforcing the defence of the borders by deploying armed forces on eastern border and along the line of control. The Conference also expressed solidarity with the Palestinian, and condemned the Israeli aggression against the innocent people of Palestine.

The conference was addressed by Amir Jamaat-e-Islami Qazi Hussain Ahmed, Leader of the House in Senate Mian Raza Rabbani, Chairman Kashmir Committee Mualana Fazal-ur-Rehman, PML-N Leader Raja Zafar-ul-Haq, PML-Q Leader Ijaz-ul-Haq, Senator Prof. Khurshid, Former Senator Akram Zaki, Gen. (Retd.) Hameed Gul, President AJK Raja Zulqurnian Khan, Speaker AJK Assembly Shah Ghulam Qadir, Amir JI-AJK Abdul Rashid Turabi, PPP-AJK President Chaudhry Abdul Majeed, Former President AJK Sardar Anwar Khan, Former Prime Minister AJK Sardar Attique Ahmed Khan and others.-SANA

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