Dr.Fai Call For Kashmiris' Inclusion In Talks
26 July 2007
Associated Press of Pakistan
Islamabad: An informal get together of delegates to the 7th International Kashmir Peace Conference was held in Washington. Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai, Executive Director of Kashmir Centre Washington and Dr. Karen Parker, Chairperson of the Association of Humanitarian Lawyers welcomed the delegates and hoped that fruitful deliberations will result in a better understanding of the Kashmir dispute and it will offer an opportunity to the participants to develop an incisive insight for chalking out the paths to help resolve the dispute peacefully, KMS reported. He said that the Pak-India peace process should be made more inclusive and the human rights violations in occupied Kashmir should be improved. Professor Nazir Ahmad Shawl, Executive Director of Kashmir Centre London, called for a grand consensus to resolve the Kashmir issue. Yusuf Buch and Ved Bhasin observed that the people who erroneously think that Kashmir issue is frozen are living in a fools paradise. Peace in Kashmir can be achieved by accepting the centrality of the Kashmir dispute, they added. Zahid G. Mohammad and Dr. Shaikh Showkat Hussain called for a realistic approach to address the core Kashmir dispute. Renowned political leaders, intellectuals, scholars, human rights activists and journalists will deliver speeches in the conference. It has been organized by the Kashmir Centre Washington.