The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has said that permanent peace in South Asia is not possible without resolving the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the Kashmiris aspirations. According to KMS, APHC Chairman in his meeting in Brussels with Josef Jenning, Member European Parliament and Director European Policy Centre, stressed that the European Parliament could play a constructive role in facilitating meaningful engagement and dialogue between Pakistan, India and the Kashmiris for final resolution of the dispute. The Mirwaiz pointed out that the Chinese stand over Kashmir had added a new dimension to the Kashmir dispute. Kashmir is a place between three nuclear powers- India, Pakistan and China- and peace in the region is impossible until this issue is not resolved amicably, he said. The APHC chairman along with the heads of Kashmir Centres in London and Brussels, Professor Nazir Ahmad Shawl and Barrister Abdul Majeed Tramboo met Jo Leinin, Chairman of the Committee on Environment and Public Health and Food Safety, informing him that last two decades had taken its toll on the environment of Kashmir. The presence of Indian army in the Valley is the sole reason behind the loot of the natural recourses like forests in Kashmir, he said. The Mirwaiz briefed Heidi Hautala, Member Parliament and Chairperson sub-committee on human rights about the denial of basic human, civil and religious rights in occupied Kashmir. He discussed with her the disappearance of 9000 people, use of draconian laws like Armed Forces Special Powers Act and Public Safety Act, failure of Human Rights Commissions of the occupied territory and India besides plight of the detainees in the territory.