Veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani has said that the time has proved once again that India is not serious in peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute.
Syed Ali Gilani, who is under continued house detention since May 2, this year, in a media interview in Srinagar, today, said, whenever dialogue table is ready, Indian rulers start making different excuses. He said that Pakistan must remain firm on its stance regarding the Kashmir dispute.
Syed Ali Gilani’s statement came a day after Indian authorities detained Hurriyet leaders in Srinagar and later released them ahead of their expected meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister’s Advisor on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz, in New Delhi.
The All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, addressing a gathering at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar said that the Kashmir dispute was the main cause of tension between Pakistan and India and better ties between the two countries could not be expected without settling it in accordance with the Kashmiris’ aspirations.
Hurriyet leaders, Hakeem Abdul Rasheed, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Syed Bashir Andrabi, Bilal Siddiqi, Farida Bahenji and Muhammad Yasin Aattai in their addresses and statements in Srinagar urged India to shun its unrealistic attitude on Kashmir dispute.
The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement, Zafar Akbar Butt, led a big rally in Kakapora area of Pulwama district against gross human rights violations perpetrated by Indian troops. Participants of the rally raised high-pitched pro-freedom and anti-India slogans.
On the other hand, the puppet authorities placed senior Hurriyet leader, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, under house arrest in Srinagar and detained APHC leader, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, in a police station in Islamabad town.
The Muslim community took to the streets at Raya Morh in Samba district against the torching of religious scriptures inside a factory in Bari Brahmana industrial area in Jammu. The authorities imposed curfew in the district following tension in the area.