Saghar welcomes UN chief”s statement on Kashmir


The former convener of All Parties Hurriyat Conference Pak chapter and vice-president of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Mehmood Ahmed Saghar has appreciated the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterre’s recent statement in which he had voiced his support for international investigation into the alleged human rights violations in Kashmir.
" The statement of UN Chief is a positive development, which speaks volumes about growing concerns and realisation at global level vis-à-vis the peaceful settlement of lingering Kashmir dispute that as a matter of fact is the major cause and the consequence of rights violations in the region", Saghar said in a e-mailed statement. 
“Now that the UN chief has taken a bold and clear cut stand on the matter international community must realize the gravity of the situation and come forward in a big way to impress upon New Delhi to accept the UNHCR demand for establishment of Commission of Inquiry to conduct comprehensive independent international investigation into the human rights violations committed by the forces in J&K,” he added. 
Regarding the mediation offers from the United Nations the DFP leader said that Kashmiris have always supported and welcomed such kind of offers but New Delhi rejects the idea. "Rather than weaving cobwebs of confusion it is time for New Delhi to accept this bitter reality that a political solution to the Kashmir problem was the only way forward", Saghar said.
Voicing grave concern over Shabir Shah’s declining health condition he said that the incarcerated leader is suffering from multiple ailments. “He is even denied suitable medical treatment",  Saghar added.

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