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Gilani expresses concern over Pak, India tension on LoC

SRINAGAR (Online): Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, has expressed serious concern over the increasing tension between Pakistan and India on the Line of Control.

According to KMS, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the tension between Pakistan and India could lead to a war between the two countries in which no one would be a winner.

The APHC Chairman said that the unresolved Kashmir dispute had been a permanent threat to peace in South Asia and the disputed nature of Jammu and Kashmir was a sore wound for both India and Pakistan. “It is not a mere border issue between the two countries.

Kashmir relates to 15 million people and unless the aspirations of the Kashmiri people are taken into consideration, no peace and tranquility is possible in the South Asian region,” he said. He expressed grief over the loss of precious human lives along the LoC.

Syed Ali Gilani condemned the Indian authorities for their haughty and stubborn approach towards the Kashmir dispute and said that they were relying on their military might and their unrealistic attitude was the main obstacle in its peaceful and amicable settlement. “We (Kashmiris) are peaceful people. We have no enmity with Indian people nor (do we) nourish any animosity against their faith. We are pursuing our fundamental right.

However, Indian rulers are denying our right which they have promised to us on international forums,” he added. The APHC Chairman appealed to the international community to help resolve the lingering dispute in accordance with the Kashmiris’ aspirations for ensuring durable peace in the region.

Continued use of pellets on Iok condemned: Pellet Victims Association (PVA) has strongly condemned the use of pellet guns on the peaceful demonstrations in Kupwara, Shopian, Pulwama and other areas of the Valley on July 8, the first martyrdom anniversary of Burhan Wani.

According to KMS, the PVA spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Javed Mir, Raja Waseem Najar and Irfan Ahmed Malik of Kupwara received pellets in both eyes and were struggling for their eyesight in hospital.

He said that over a dozen women were also injured in the pellet firing. Facebook has blocked the official Facebook page of ‘Kashmir Ink’ – a weekly from the publishers of Greater Kashmir.

According to KMS, “You’re temporarily blocked from posting,” Greater Kashmir in a report quoted an official message from Facebook. “This temporary block will last for 24 hours, and you won’t be able to post on Facebook until it’s finished.”

Facebook blocked the page Kashmir Ink Facebook after it had posted the cover image of its latest issue featuring popular youth leader, Burhan Wani.

Meanwhile, an independent journalist from Ganderbal district told media that his Facebook account was also blocked after he updated his display picture having Burhan Wani on it.

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