In occupied Kashmir, a meeting of the General Council of Jammu and Kashmir Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen was held in Srinagar today with its President, Maulana Masroor Abbas Ansari in the chair.
According to media sources, more than 500 members of the General Council from across the territory and senior members participated in the meeting and discussed the latest situation of the territory.
Addressing the meeting, Hurriyat leader and the President of Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen, Maulana Masroor Abbas Ansari said that the unresolved Kashmir dispute was a threat to the peace of the south Asian region; therefore, its settlement was inevitable in accordance with Kashmiris’ aspirations. He said that the people of Kashmir would not withdraw from their stance and would continue their struggle till complete success. Maulana Masroor Abbas said that military might and other cheap tactics could not weaken the freedom sentiment of the Kashmiri people and the liberation movement would be taken to its logical conclusion at all costs. He said that very soon the people of Kashmir would get rid of Indian bondages. On the occasion the meeting also passed several resolutions that Kashmir was a disputed territory and should be settled in accordance with the will of Kashmiri people. It demanded end to the violations of human rights in the territory and expressed serious concern over the continued curbs on offering Juma prayers in Srinagar Jamia Mosque. The meeting also condemned the continued illegal detention and house arrest of Hurriyet leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Mohammad Yasin Malik, Shabbir Ahmad Shah and others and demanded their immediate release. Maulana Masroor Abbas thanked the participants of the meeting for their continued struggle to secure right to self-determination and pledged that every stone would be turned for the cause of Kashmir.