Apropos your article, "War on Terror was wrong" published in The Guardian 15 January 2009, I value your ideas. I also appreciate your ideas on the resolution of Kashmir dispute and thank you for articulating the importance of resolving this dispute for ushering in peace in South-Asia. The Kashmir dispute is the oldest unresolved dispute on the agenda of the United Nations. India and Pakistan had signed an international agreement way back in 1948 under aegis of the United Nations Security Council guaranteeing exercise of the right to self-determination to the people of Jammu and Kashmir. The people of Jammu and Kashmir have been struggling for this right for the past 61 years. About half a million people have sacrificed their lives during the past six decades for this cause. Gravesites of hundreds of thousands of martyrs bear testimony to the sacrifices made by our people. And hundreds of unmarked mass graves tell a woeful tale of the human rights violations committed by the occupying Indian forces in our land. The dispute over Kashmir as you have very rightly identified has imperiled peace in the region and is the cause of India and Pakistan tensions. Appreciating your understanding of the issue and the need to resolve the Kashmir dispute in accordance with norms of justice and fair play and respect for international law and peace in the region, we in APHC look forward to your playing a pro-active role in this regard. I once again thank you for your concern for 13 million Kashmiris and peace in the region. Thanking you, Sincerely Yours; -SYED ALI GEELANI, Chairman, All Parties Hurriyet Conference Jammu & Kashmir, Srinagar, via e-mail, January 22.