Kashmir dispute adds tension South Asia?

Srinagar: In India administrated Kashmir, the Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, has said that the resolution of the Kashmir dispute is a must to end the tension, instability and uncertainty in the South Asia region.

Syed Ali Gilani in an interview in given to a local news agency  said that dispute over Jammu and Kashmir was related to the future of millions of Kashmiris and it should be resolved by giving the Kashmiri people their right to self-determination. He said that the  ‘pro-India’ Peoples Democratic Party through its alliance with the rightwing Bharatiya Janata Party was furthering the agenda of extremist Hindu forces in occupied Kashmir. Gilani, known to stir up hornet’s nests with his statements said that the PDP and BJP were the two faces of the same coin and the ‘Kashmiris’ did not expect any favours from the coalition government.

The news service reported that the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, addressing a gathering at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar expressed grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives due to heavy rains in the territory. “People held special prayers at Jamia Masjid and other mosques and Khanqahs in the territory to invoke the mercy of Almighty Allah to save the Valley from devastation,” the agency reported.

APHC leaders, Javaid Ahmed Mir, Zafar Akbar Butt and Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, visited Srinagar, Badgam and Pulwama areas and expressed solidarity with the people whose houses collapsed due to heavy rains. They used the occasion to criticize what they termed as the ‘puppet government’ in Kashmir.

Meanwhile, the Srinagar-Jammu Highway, the only surface link of the Kashmir Valley to the outside world, remained closed due to landslides triggered by heavy rains. Over 1,000 vehicles are stranded at various places on the highway. The authorities issued an avalanche warning for six districts of Kulgam, Pulwama, Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora and Ganderbal.

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