K-conference ends on self-determination note

Greater Kashmir

London, Nov 30: The two-day Kashmir conference titled “Sixty years of the Kashmir dispute—a way forward,” held in the House of Commons, London  on November 28, 29 adopted a seven-point resolution stating that right to self-determination was the inalienable and non-negotiable right of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
 The resolution demanding demilitarization of entire state of Jammu and Kashmir, facilitating travel of Kashmir leaders, allowing expatriate Kashmiris to visit their homeland, holding of all inclusive dialogue on Kashmir, release of all detainees and repeal of all draconian laws in vogue in the state was adopted in the plenary session chaired by Prime Minister of Pakistan-administered Kashmir, Sardar Attique Ahmed Khan.
 Those present in the closing plenary session were Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Senator Mushahid Hussain, Dr G N Fai, Farooq Siddique, Nayeem Khan, Prof Nazir Ahmed Shawl, Z G Muhammad, Sardar Ali Shahnawaz Khan, Prof. Edgar Garcia, Mike Pennning, Paul Rowan, Brendan Maclaster, John Cushnan and Dr. Zulfikar Ali.
 Dr. Zulfikar Ali read the resolution in the conference.


The text of resolution:
 Right to self-determination is an inalienable and non-negotiable right of people of Jammu and Kashmir.
 There should be complete demilitarization of entire state of Jammu and Kashmir as it stood on August 15, 1947.
 An international commission should be set up to look into human rights violation by all in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
 The state of Jammu and Kashmir should be declared as non-nuclear zone.
 All political leaders of Jammu and Kashmir should be allowed to  travel abroad freely and travel documents should be issued in favour  of all leaders, political activist, academicians, human rights workers and professionals who  have not this facility thus far. Kashmir expatriates living in different parts of the world should be allowed to visit their homeland for furthering amicable and peaceful resolution of Kashmir problem.
 The dialogue on Kashmir should be all inclusive and leaders of the armed resistance should be integral component of the peace initiatives for resolution of the Kashmir problem.
 All political prisoners languishing in different jails and interrogation centers in the state and in different parts of India should be released. Cases instituted against various political leaders of Kashmir should be withdrawn. The draconian laws in vogue in the state should be repealed.