APHC to observe last Friday of Ramzan as “Kashmir Day”

NEW DELHI, Oct 5 (APP): All Parties Hurriyat Conference has announced to observe last Friday of Ramzan as “Kashmir Day” to draw the attention of the world community towards Kashmir issue.

Media reports quoting APHC Chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq while addressing Juma congregation in Srinagar said the situation in occupied Kashmir was extremely worrisome.

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“The situation in the state is extremely worrisome. A lasting and durable solution to Kashmir issue as per the wishes and aspirations of people only will ensure peace in the region,” Mirwaiz Umer Farooq said.

He said “instances of human rights violations are on the rise while bloodbaths and killings have assumed alarming proportions.” The last Friday will also be observed as “Al-Quds Day” along with Kashmir Day under the banner of Hurriyat Conference to express solidarity with the people of Palestine.

He appealed to the international community to ensure participation of Kashmiris in the ongoing peace dialogue between Pakistan and India.

He said this issue has made more than one billion population of the region as hostage. Now the time has come to resolve this issue according to the wishes of the people of Kashmir.

Mirwaiz while supporting the proposals of President Pervez Musharraf on Kashmir said it can become basis for the resolution of this dispute.