HCBA to organize seminar on Kashmir

Srinagar, Nov 9: Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association is organizing a seminar “No Elections; right of self-determination and role International community in resolving Kashmir issue” on Novemb...

Srinagar, Nov 9: Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association is organizing a seminar "No Elections; right of self-determination and role International community in resolving Kashmir issue" on November 15, at Saddar Court Complex here.
 Prominent political leaders, lawyers, intellectuals, teachers and students have been invited to participate in the proposed seminar, an Association statement said today. 
 Meanwhile, the Association executive committee, at a meeting held here with its president advocate Mian Abdul Qayoom in chair, discussed at length the prevailing situation in the state and the emerging political scenario in the wake of the victory to the Democrat candidate Barrack Hussain Obama in the US presidential election.
 Congratulating Obama on his election as US president, the members expected that some major changes would take place at International level especially vis-à-vis Kashmir issue. They hailed Obama's statement on the importance of the resolution of long pending Kashmir issue and his proposed nomination of former US president Bill Clinton as special diplomat on it (K-issue), describing it as a welcome development for resolving this problem.
 The Association claimed that the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon's recent statement on Kashmir issue, that tension and uncertainty in the subcontinent was due to this problem only, was being hailed and given a serious thought in Kashmir at all levels. It said these developments augur well for and herald resolution of Kashmir issue in near future. 
 Appealing to the people to dissociate themselves from election process, the Association said the current poll process in the state was a "futile and meaningless exercise". "Elections are neither a solution to Kashmir issue nor a substitute to peoples' right of self-determination," said the spokesman.

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