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Shutter down strike observed against LG polls in occupied Kashmir

SRINAGAR: On the call of Hurriyat leaders, a shutter down strike is being observed in the occupied Kashmir against the conduct of so called local government (LG) elections in the region.

The draconian Indian administration has imposed curfew in several parts of the valley and house arrested Hurriyat leaders in a bid to stop demonstrations.

Additional contingent of Indian troops have been deployed in the occupied land.

It is pertinent to mention that Sikh community has also announced to boycott local government elections.

UN Chief exposes Indian atrocities 

On the floor of world’s body, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, on October 1, brought to light the brutalities of Modi-led Indian government in occupied Kashmir.

Guterres voiced grave concerns over the escalated worsening situation in India held Kashmir (IHK) and urged the Indian government to proceed to negotiation table for the resolution of decades old conflict.

UN Secretary-General made these remarks ahead of his visit to New Dehli.

On the international forum, the head of world’s body proposed conducting positive talks and a peaceful settlement on differences between arch-rivals – Pakistan and India.

Pakistan on resolving Kashmir issue

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi in his speech at the 73rd session of United Nations General Assembly effectively presented Pakistan’s viewpoint on Kashmir issue saying, “The unresolved Jammu and Kashmir dispute hinders the realization of the goal of durable peace between our two countries.”

He highlighted, “For seventy years the people of occupied Jammu & Kashmir have struggled for their rights of self-determination in the face of overwhelming oppression and gross violations of their fundamental human rights by the Indian occupation forces.”

Qureshi presented Pakistan’s stance that there can be no lasting peace in South Asia without a just settlement of the Kashmir dispute based on the UN Security Council resolutions and the will of the Kashmiri people.

“We will welcome the Commission to Azad Jammu & Kashmir, and hope that India too, will do the same,” he categorically stated.

 

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