Former Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Barrister Sultan Mehmood Chaudhry on Tuesday said that efforts were under way to approach the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against the massive human rights violations being committed by brutal Indian forces in Indian Occupied Kashmir.
Barrister Sultan, who recently visited Srinagar, said that discovery of unnamed graves and human rights violations are a matter of great concern for people of Kashmir. He claimed that he is the first recognised AJK political leader who visited Indian Held Kashmir (IHK) in last 64 years.
He said the international community would be motivated to take up the issue with ICJ.
According to the law, he said, no individual can move to ICJ so the efforts are being made to convince a country to move the international court for mitigating the sufferings of people of Kashmir.
He underlined the need for highlighting the Kashmir issue at
international fora in a more effective manner, adding "I will share the first hand information, with international community and expatriate Kashmiris during my visit abroad, gathered from Srinagar."
The former AJK premier termed the increasing trade ties between Pakistan and India 'a step forward' towards resolution of the core issue of Kashmir.
He demanded that genuine leadership of Kashmiris be included in the dialogue process between India and Pakistan as no durable solution could be achieved without taking their input. Barrister Sultan was of the view that resolution of Kashmir issue is imperative for durable peace and stability in Afghanistan as well as in the region of South Asia.
He urged the international community to pressurise India for repealing black laws like Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA), Terrorist and Disruptive Activities Act (TADA) from IHK to give a sigh of relief to people of Kashmir. He said people of Kashmir would continue their struggle till logical conclusion of the Kashmir issue.
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