The Secretary General of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, on March 3, 2015, called for peaceful settlement of the Kashmir dispute through dialogue process.

Addressing the 28th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, he said that the denial of right to self-determination to the people of Jammu and Kashmir continued to stain the collective conscience of the international community. He said that the OIC had repeatedly called for a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute and believed that its just and durable solution in accordance with the wishes of the Kashmiri people must be brought about through a sustained dialogue process. He urged Pakistan and India to resolve the long-standing dispute through negotiations. »

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In occupied Kashmir, the new coalition government of pro-India Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and rightwing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is nothing but convergence of unethical and unholy interests though both pose to have different concepts about Jammu and Kashmir. Even the new puppet Chief Minister, Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, described the coalition as the meeting of North Pole and South Pole. Before announcement of the puppet government, both the parties tried to mislead the Kashmiri people in the name of talks to reach an agreement they called Common Minimum Programme. However, the fact of the matter is that it was all pre-planned and a drama to garner sympathies of the Kashmiris, who never wanted to see BJP in power in the territory. »

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In occupied Kashmir, resentment is brewing among the people against rightwing Bharatiya Janata Party’s designs to change the demographic composition of Jammu and Kashmir and turn the Muslim majority of the territory into minority. Narendra Modi-led BJP, before the Lok Sabha elections and after coming into power in May last year, has made some announcements and taken some decisions to dishonour the sacrifices of the Kashmiri people and erode the disputed nature of Jammu and Kashmir and its complete integration with the Indian Union. »

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The recently held farcical elections in occupied Kashmir have exposed the real face of Indian ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and all pro-India Kashmiri parties. These polls showed the double-speak of Narendra Modi-led BJP and its nefarious intensions against Kashmir and the Kashmiris’ just struggle for securing their inalienable right to self-determination. At the same time the fact became crystal clear that pro-India parties can go to any extent to grab power in the territory. »

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The veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, while hailing the people of Pakistan for successfully completing the democratic process of elections in the country expressed the confidence that Pakistan will use all its channels to build pressure on India to resolve the Kashmir dispute by implementing the relevant resolutions of the United Nations. »

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The veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, while felicitating the people of Pakistan for holding successful elections in the country has expressed the confidence that Pakistan will use all its channels to build pressure on India to resolve the Kashmir dispute by implementing the UN resolutions that guaranteed right to self-determination for the people of Jammu and Kashmir. »

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The government of India in a top-secret operation hanged Kashmiri youth, Muhammad Afzal Guru, on February 09, 2013, in New Delhi’s infamous Tihar jail in connection with the attack on Indian Parliament in 2001 and buried him in the jail premises. It was not a mere hanging but a judicial murder aimed at gaining political objectives, as international standards were not met while carrying it out. »

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The people of Jammu and Kashmir have been engaged in a peaceful indigenous struggle for the past over six decades to secure their inalienable right to self-determination promised to them by the international community and India through the United Nations Security Council’s resolutions. They have been rendering supreme sacrifices to take their righteous cause to its logical conclusion. »

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A seven-member delegation of the All Parties Hurriyet Conference visited Pakistan from December 15 to 22, 2012, and held discussions as part of consultation process with the Pakistani political leadership on the resolution of the Kashmir dispute. »

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India is using different tactics to mislead the international community about the Kashmir dispute and to prolong its illegal occupation on Jammu and Kashmir. To achieve these objectives its leaders keep on issuing different statements claiming that Kashmir is India’s internal issue – although the first Indian prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, had announced on many occasions that Kashmir was a dispute and the Kashmiris would be given an opportunity to choose their political destiny. »

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The President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari, in his address to the UN General Assembly on 26th September, 2012, maintained that Kashmir remains a symbol of failures rather than strengths of the UN system. He said that resolution of such issues could only be achieved in an environment of cooperation.

This is not the first time that Pakistan has drawn world attention towards settlement of the Kashmir dispute, which remains unresolved for the past more than sixty-five years. »

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The day when Indian forces invaded Kashmir in 1947

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