Srinagar, Sep 14: All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Wednesday said that as Indian and Pakistani Prime Ministers will be in Samarkand to participate in a two-day summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation` (SCO), it is an opportunity to break ice in their relationship and talk to each other and move forward in resolving their differences including the settlement of the Kashmir conflict.
In a statement, , APHC said that post the unilateral changes made in J&K by New Delhi in August 2019, the situation on ground is volatile though appearing to be ‘calm’, due to extreme sway of power on people.
“It cannot be sustained for long. The Kashmir conflict has to be addressed and dialogue among stakeholders is the best bet to peaceful resolution. We once again urge upon both India and Pakistan to join in and take the process forward,” the statement said.
“We also ask the Government of India to stop using force to implement unilateral changes made by them including demographic change, release all political prisoners rights activists youth journalists and all others in jails across India,” the statement said, adding, including ‘Mirwaiz Umar Farooq who is under house detention since August 2019,” the statement said.