Hurriyat leaders have failed: JKCHR

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Aug 23: The Jammu and Kashmir Council for Human Rights (JKCHR) today asked Kashmiri youth not to pelt stones on Police or security forces and advised them to use peaceful means of raising their voice.
While addressing a press conference here today, Dr Syed Nazir Gilani, JKCHR (UK) secretary general, said “We should not take law in our hands while we are demanding our rights. We need not pelt a stone on the soldiers, any member of security force or a civilian patient travelling to a hospital in an ambulance. Any form of violence cannot help us and it is important that we are peaceful in our programmes whenever we raise our voice.”
Dr Gilani alleged that Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Gilgit-Baltistan Governments have committed a breach of trust with the people living in these three parts of Jammu and Kashmir. He averred that people living in Jammu and Kashmir, PoK and Gilgit-Baltistan have been pushed to the wall due to wrong policies of these Governments.
He said that long pending issues between India and Pakistan can be solved through comprehensive dialogue, adding both India and Pakistan should come to the negotiating table with an open mind so that the issues are resolved. He said that heads of the two countries should be sincere in their approach, adding that only sincerity can help in breaking the ice.
Dr. Gilani said that the Jammu and Kashmir Government led by Chief  Minister Omar Abdullah was elected by the people in 2008. He dismissed the contention put forward by separatists that the State Government is not a popular Government. He also acknowledged the fact that people came out in large number to exercise their franchise during the 2008 Assembly elections.
Dr. Gilani regretted that separatist leaders failed to convert the Hurriyat constitution adopted on July 31, 1993 into a “reliable political and diplomatic” narrative. He said that despite offering unprecedented sacrifices the people of Jammu and Kashmir continue to suffer as the issue continues to remain un-resolved.


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