APHC Urges International Intervention for Resolution of Kashmir DisputeDecember 15, 2023
The All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) has emphasized the enduring nature of the Kashmir dispute, highlighting its seven-decade-long presence on the United Nations’ agenda. The APHC spokesperson, in a recent statement from Srinagar, condemned what they termed as the relentless state terrorism carried out by the Hindutva-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Indian regime, particularly in the Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
The spokesperson criticized the BJP government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, for escalating the already volatile situation in the region. The APHC underscored the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir, originating from India’s forceful military invasion in 1947, and expressed deep concern over the substantial loss of human lives in the ongoing conflict.
The spokesperson commended the caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan, Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar, for reiterating Pakistan’s unwavering moral, political, and diplomatic support for the people of Kashmir. The appreciation extended to Kakar came in the context of his rejection of a recent verdict by the Indian Supreme Court, a move seen as a display of solidarity during a special session of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly.
Highlighting the severe challenges faced by the people of Kashmir, the APHC spokesperson strongly condemned the alleged inhuman treatment inflicted upon the freedom-loving population by Indian security forces across the occupied territory.
Despite ongoing efforts, the APHC blamed India’s persistent unwillingness to engage constructively as the primary obstacle to resolving the protracted Kashmir dispute. The spokesperson reiterated the determination of the Kashmiri people to continue their struggle for freedom, undeterred by what they characterized as Indian state terrorism.
In a plea to the international community, the APHC called for collective pressure on India to address the Kashmir conflict in alignment with the aspirations of the Kashmiri people and relevant UN resolutions. The organization emphasized the urgent need for a peaceful and just resolution to prevent further human suffering in the region.
Simultaneously, the APHC-AJK (All Parties Hurriyat Conference – Azad Jammu and Kashmir) expressed gratitude in a statement issued in Islamabad, thanking Pakistan’s Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar for reaffirming the commitment to support the just struggle of the Kashmiri people. The acknowledgment reflects a broader regional dimension to the ongoing efforts to address the long-standing issue and the importance of diplomatic support in achieving a resolution.