October 2007 News

JFKC Reminds Ban Ki Moon Of UN Resolutions On Kashmir

15 October 2007
Kashmir Watch

London: Executive Director of the Centre, Professor Nazir Ahmed Shawl has urged United Nations to fulfill its responsibilities towards the resolution of Jammu and Kashmir keeping in view the aspirations of the people of disputed state. Prof Shawl in letter addresed to UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon on the omission of Kashmir from the United Nations Secretary General's annual report. said that the report is a disappointment and a reminder that the UN is no longer responsive to the goals and aspirations of the people resolutely struggling for an honourable, durable peace and their long denied right of self-determination. He reminded the world body chief that Kashmir is the oldest unresolved dispute on the UN agenda and it is an obligation of the UN to facilitate a peaceful resolution of the conflict. Being the greatest militarised area and a nuclear flashpoint, Kashmir is a threat to regional security and global peace, he maintained. Prof. Shawl said that the inequality of treatment is highly regrettable. The suffering people of occupied Kashmir deserve the preventive diplomacy of UN and fulfilment of its commitments made to the people of Jammu and Kashmir by India, Pakistan and international Community,' he asserted.The Justice Foundation - Kashmir Centre, London was inaugurated on the 5th of January 2004 by Dr. Ayub Thakur , an icon in the Kashmir freedom struggle. The Justice Foundation is a non-partisan, non-governmental organization that seeks justice and peace for the oppressed people of the world, including the people of the disputed state of Jammu and Kashmir occupied by India.. After the sad demise of Dr. A. Thakur, Prof. Nazir Ahmed Shawl succeeded him to carry on his noble mission at the Justice Foundation. Justice Foundation is engaged in wide variety of programs to raise awareness of the Kashmir dispute. On the monthly basis it conducts seminars, local and regional conferences, NGO and academic meetings, and press conferences at the Centre. Justice Foundation is also in constant touch with Parliamentarians, High Commissioners, and Directors of other London-based NGOs.]


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