J&K: Mirwaiz seeks UK`s intervention on human rights issue

The moderate Hurriyat Conference, led by Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, on Tuesday sought intervention of the Britain on the issue of what it said violation of human rights in Kashmir Valley.

Srinagar: The moderate Hurriyat Conference,
led by Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, on Tuesday sought intervention of the
Britain on the issue of what it said violation of human rights
in Kashmir Valley.
At a meeting with two British diplomats here, Mirwaiz
hoped the country would use its influence and initiate steps
at the diplomatic level on the issue of "violation of human
rights" in the Valley.

Hurriyat favoured meaningful and result-oriented talks
on Kashmir, he told First Secretary (Political) in the British
High Commission in New Delhi, Victoria L Whitford, and Second
Political Secretary in the UK mission in Islamabad, Sharon
McDonald.

But the amalgam would not be part of any exercise or
the process which was aimed at keeping the issue hanging, the
Hurriyat softliner said.
Yesterday, the diplomats called on JKLF chairman Yasin
Malik who briefed them about the prevailing situation in the
Valley and the need for early resolution of the Kashmir issue.

Malik had asked the United Kingdom to use its friendly
ties with India and Pakistan for resolving the Kashmir issue.

PTI

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