Nagpur, July 30 (KMS): Noted Indian human rights activist and journalist, Teesta Setalvad, has said that the Kashmir dispute cannot be settled through the use of brute force.

Teesta Setalvad, speaking at a session organized in Nagpur by human rights organisation, Indian Social Action Forum (INSAF) said, “It certainly deserves a thought, why should the death of Burhan Wani lead to such massive protests from the Kashmiri people. This shows that there is some degree of disenchantment among the public, which can only be tackled through unconditional dialogue.”

She called for a rethink on imposition of draconian law, Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), in occupied Kashmir.

Later in an interview, she said that a peaceful crowd had gathered at Burhan Wani’s funeral but was showered with pellets by Indian forces. “A Kashmiri youth is branded a terrorist if he picks up the gun, so he picks up a stone instead. This clearly shows the dissatisfaction among people,” she added.


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