Seminar in Islamabad to Discuss Kashmir, RSS, HR



The Mirpur University of Science and Technology (MUST) is holding a 2-day international seminar on Kashmir.

Prominent political as well as social figures around the world including from both sides of Kashmir have been invited to express their view points, All Parties Hurriyat Conference (g) said in a statement Tuesday evening.

The seminar will be held at the “Convention Center Islamabad” on 1-2 June 2016.

The pro-freedom leaders and other personalities who have been invited in the said conference from Kashmir include Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Mohammad Yasin Malik, Shabir Ahmad Shah, Aasiyah Andrabi, Agha Hassan Al-Mosvi, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Narinder Singh Khalsa, Shah Abbas, Zahid Maqbool, Touseef Yousuf Mir, Arshie Javaid, Basharat Hassan, Pervez Majeed, Ruwa Shah, Showkat Nanda, Zaffar Akbar Bhat, Nasir Ahmad Ganaie, Samaan Latief, Bilal Ahmad Butt, Sajjad Rasool, Farzana Mumtaz, Advocate Zaffar Shah, Advocate Aijaz Ahmad Bedar, Advocate Manzoor Ahmad Dar, Advocate Mohammad Ashraf Bhat, Advocate Arshad Andrabi And Advocate Nasir Qadri.

“In an invitation letter, the Vice Chancellor Prof Habib-ur-Rehman of Mirpur University of Science and Technology (MUST) had written that the conflict of Kashmir is not a dispute of land between India and Pakistan. It is an issue of basic human rights of the people of Kashmir promised to them by the UN. Considering the importance of dialogue and fruitful deliberation on the issue, our University has decided to hold the International Seminar on Kashmir issue. It is fact that the Kashmir dispute has remained unresolved despite its being at the agenda of various international fora including the UN. This conflict is basically the matter of inalienable right to self-determination and the people of Jammu and Kashmir are engaged in a sustained struggle to secure it and the successive Indian governments have been trying to curb the voices of people of occupied Kashmir by unleashing the worst form of state terrorism on the unarmed people of Kashmir. Sacrifices of many hundred thousand lives, colossal damage to economy, massive loss to the social fabric of Jammu and Kashmir and unending wave of trauma have not been able to stop the people to raise their voices against the Indian occupation,” the statement said.

“Vice-Chancellor further writs in the invitation letter that the human rights violations in occupied Jammu & Kashmir have increased manifold since BJP led government took its charge in New Delhi and the BJP-RSS nexus is hell bent upon changing the Demographic composition of the territory and have started implementing a series of plans in this regard. The recent killings in Kupwara and Handwara are indications to the fact that the mayhem is continuing unabated. The proposed Indian bill to punish people and institutions for not showing Jammu and Kashmir as part of India is a clear violation of International commitments and UN resolutions on Kashmir and it has no moral justifications. In this back drop and in continuation of our efforts to propose a workable process for an equitable and just solution of the Kashmir conflict, based on justice, we are organizing International Seminar in Islamabad and for this eminent scholars, political personalities and civil societies from around the globe have been invited and are expected to participate in the Seminar,” the statement said, “To highlight the different aspects of the Kashmir dispute, we have formulated different topics for the seminar which include ‘Role of international community in resolving the Kashmir Dispute’, ‘Bringing Hindu fundamentalists under the grab of industrialists – A RSS move to have strong grip over the Indian occupied Kashmir under Hindutva’ and ‘Gross human rights violations in Indian occupied Kashmir’.”

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