Mirpur, (AJK) : The US-based Dallas Peace and Justice Center has called for immediate release of Kashmiri leader Yasin Malik, in a bid to resume and promote peaceful dialogue in the region, the organization has formally announced. .
“In a petition addressed to President Droupadi Murmu of India, the organization emphasizes the importance of dialogue in resolving conflicts and establishing lasting peace in South Asia”, says a press statement, reaching and released to the media here late Sunday.
Yasin Malik, Chairman of the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), is a prominent leader who has long advocated for the rights and aspirations of the people of Kashmir. However, his incarceration has hindered progress towards a peaceful resolution and impeded potential dialogue between the parties involved.
The Dallas Peace and Justice Center highlights several benefits that can be achieved by releasing Yasin Malik and allowing him to actively participate in the dialogue process. These include Resumption of Dialogue: Yasin Malik’s release would create an environment conducive to meaningful discussions between stakeholders, fostering a peaceful resolution to the Kashmir conflict, Confidence-Building Measures: Involving Yasin Malik in the dialogue process would serve as a confidence-building measure, demonstrating a commitment to inclusivity and the engagement of all relevant parties, Representation of the Kashmiri People: Yasin Malik’s release would ensure the representation of the aspirations and concerns of the people of Kashmir, allowing their voices to be heard and considered during negotiations, the press statement said.
“The Dallas Peace and Justice Center firmly believes in the power of peaceful means to resolve complex problems. They argue that the people of Kashmir require an environment of peace and tranquility to sustain the dialogue. Yasin Malik, as a voice for many Kashmiris in their struggle for rights and a peaceful resolution, should be at the negotiating table rather than in prison”, the statement categorically said.
The organization concluded the petition by expressing gratitude for President Droupadi Murmu’s attention to the matter, the statement said.
Referring to the footing of the Dallas Peace and Justice Center NGO, the statement said it is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting peace, justice, and human rights both locally and globally. Through advocacy, education, and grassroots efforts, the center aims to create a more just and peaceful world”, the statement added quoting Bill Maxwell, Vice President of Dallas Peace and Justice Center as saying.