World Bulletin / News Desk
Kashmiri leaders has urged U.N. to solve internationally recognised dispute after U.S. kept Himalayan region issue out of its agenda under India pressure.
Senior Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani has appealed to the Secretary General of United Nations, Ban Ki Moon to play an effective role in resolving the Kashmir dispute through peaceful means in accordance with Kashmiris' aspirations, Kashmiri Media Service reported.
Syed Ali Gilani, in a statement issued in Srinagar maintained that Kashmir was an internationally recognised dispute as per the relevant UN resolutions and the liberation movement would continue till its logical end.
On the other hand, the APHC spokesman in a separate statement urged the international community to give up its silence over the stepped up Indian state terrorism against Kashmiri people.
Thousands of people attended the funeral prayers of one, Fayaz Ahmed Mir, in Khurhama area of Lolab who was shot at by the troops from point blank range, near his residence on Sunday. People in the area held vociferous protests against the incident, raising full throated anti-India and pro-liberation slogans.
On India's pressure, The new US administration has kept the Kashmir dispute out of the portfolio of Ambassador Richard Holbrooke who was appointed President Barack Obama's special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan last week.
'Eliminating … Kashmir from his job description … is seen as a significant diplomatic concession to India that reflects increasingly warm ties between the country and the United States,' the report noted. At a news briefing earlier this week, US State Department spokesman Robert A. Wood said Kashmir was not part of Mr Holbrooke's mandate.
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