APHC for Mediation of UN, Any Third Country on Kashmir ‘Situation in Occupied Kashmir May Go From Bad to WORSE’
All Parties Hurriyat Conference has said that if UN or any third country will not mediate, there is every apprehension that situation in Kashmir may go from bad to worse and turns like that of Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
According to media sources, commenting over the remarks of the puppet Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, wherein she had ruled out third-party mediation on Kashmir, the APHC in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “India and Pakistan have failed to solve Kashmir problem bilaterally. No tangible progress was observed through agreements viz Shimla and Lahore Declaration.” It said, Kashmir is neither a bilateral issue nor a border conflict between Pakistan and India. It reiterated its stance that besides India, Pakistan, and the people of Jammu and Kashmir, the UN constitutes as the fourth party to the Kashmir dispute. The APHC said that the situation between India and Pakistan remained unaffected and despite over 150 rounds of negotiations between the two countries, there was no letup in bloodshed in occupied Kashmir. It said, the situation in Syria, Afghanisatn, and Iraq are quite different from that of the Kashmir dispute which is a long pending issue on the UN agenda and its international status is a recognised fact.
“India is a signatory to the instrument (UN resolutions) agreed upon by Pakistan and international community and has promised to ascertain the aspirations of people in Jammu and Kashmir through right to self-determination. The present state of chaos and continuous bloodshed is the outcome of noncompliance of these agreements,” it said. The statement said that Mehbooba Mufti needed not raise objections nor should Indian authorities deny the facts. “The international community has always lauded and appreciated (the) intervention of third parties in the resolution of all conflicts,” the statement said. “The Kashmir issue was raised in the UN by India; hence it admitted the importance of status of a mediator. Further delay in its resolution will give rise to more complex situations,” it added.