MIRPUR (AJK)

The Jammu & Kashmir Liberation League president said that the frequent unprovoked firing by the Indian troops on the Line of Control and the working boundary was a matter of grave concern for the people who seek peaceful settlement of the Kashmir issue.

Justice (r) Abdul Majeed Mallick, who is also former chief justice of AJK High Court, strongly condemned the frequent unprovoked firing by the Indian troops targeting the populous areas along the Line of Control in AJK and the working boundary in Sialkot sector.

The JKLL president urged New Delhi to shun aggression and immediately move for peaceful resolution of all the differences.

He emphasised that it was necessary for India to take immediate steps to release all the Kashmiri political detainees languishing in various prisons in occupied Jammu & Kashmir and the Indian jails. He also demanded gradual withdrawal of Indian armed forces from Indian Held Kashmir.

He added, “Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is focusing on cordial relationship between India and Pakistan to ensure peace in the region and promote economic development.

He wants enhancement of social and economical progress through the peaceful settlement of all the issues including the core issue of Jammu & Kashmir.”

He pointed out that negative forces did not want good relationship between Pakistan and India. He added that primarily, the negative forces were the greatest beneficiaries of strained relationship between the two countries. He suggested that the governments of both the countries should use political wisdom and intellect to defeat such elements and ensure mutual trust and confidence.

He said that the prosperity of the region was linked to harmonious relationship between the two neighbours particularly to realisation of the settlement of Kashmir issue.

He said that the people should be allowed to decide their future in exercise of the right to self-determination. “To achieve the objective, India has to relax its policy stance by admitting the true cause of the freedom of Jammu & Kashmir state,” he said.