India Must Acknowledge Kashmir As Dispute, Says Gilani
22 November 2003
The Pakistan Tribune
Srinagar: All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani has said that India must acknowledge Kashmir as a dispute and initiate the dialogue process with Pakistan and genuine leaders of the people of Kashmir . Speaking at a religious gathering at Baramulla district he said that Pakistan was the principal party to the dispute and no solution could be possible until that country was associated with the peace process. He said, those leaders of Kashmir who enjoy the peoples trust and confidence must be involved at a later stage . Gilani asked the Kashmiri people to continue their freedom struggle. The success of their struggle was not far away, he added. Hurriyat Chairman emphasized those ignoring sacrifices rendered by martyrs during the ongoing struggle, outraging modesty of women by Indian troops and demolishing houses of Kashmiri people would be simply committing treason against their own people . He also urged international human rights organisations to take urgent notice of the spurt in India's state terrorism in occupied Kashmir particularly the custodial killings of innocent Kashmiri youth .