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November 21, 2019

Plebiscite only solution to Kashmir dispute: moot


November 21, 2019

ANKARA: A plebiscite under the UN resolutions and auspicious is the only solution to the Kashmir issue and justice to Kashmiri people suffering from for decades by the Indian occupied forces. This was a message given to the world community loud by the International Conference titled ‘Kashmir Turmoil: Emerging Threats to Peace and Role of International Community’ being held in Ankara, the capital of Turkey.

The two-day conference was jointly organized by the Lahore Center for Peace and Research (LCPR) and Turkish Think Tank, Institute of Strategic Thinking (SDE). Delegates from 25 countries are participating in the conference.

President Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Sardar Masood Khan, attended the conference as the special guest. In his keynote address, Sardar Masood Khan called upon the world community, especially the world’s major powers, to prevent the impending risk of genocide in the Indian occupied Kashmir and also to save the region from the scourge of war.“Another India-Pakistan conflict on Kashmir could quickly escalate into a nuclear war with consequences of unimaginable magnitude,” he warned.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavusoglu in his message to the conference reiterated his country’s principled position on Kashmir as enunciated by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the 74th Session of UN General Assembly, calling for an early solution of the 72-year old issue through dialogue and engagement on the basis of justice and equity. He also called for an end to the virtual blockade of the eight million people being kept under siege in Indian-occupied Kashmir.

In his message to the Conference, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi highlighted the gravity of the Kashmir situation. Other eminent participants included Vice President of Turkey Fuat Oktay, Pakistan’s Senator Sherry Rehman, Member of UK Parliament Lord Nazir Ahmed, Chief

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