In a statement issued to KNS here said, ”
It’s been one year and lockdowns and imprisonments continue while one after another anti J&K people and anti majority community laws and ordinances are being thrust on the people as reminders of aggression. Even observance of religious occasions is barred.”
APHC statement also saidul that the unilateral decision to change the demographic and physical character of J&K and undermine its disputed nature acknowledged by the world will not change the reality of the Kashmir issue nor the need to resolve it peacefully
“This decision has only increased the resentment in almost all regions of J&K manifold and people of Kashmir have and will continue to protest it despite the severest crackdown being foisted on them,” it reads.
APHC said that it has always advocated for a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue in accordance with the will and aspirations of all the people of J&K and stands firm and committed on that stand
It asked both India and Pakistan to resume dialogue at the earliest to seek a permanent and peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue as per the aspirations of the people of J&K, by including them as the main stakeholders “as they are the ones bearing the brunt of the conflict for the past 73 years and living in hellish conditions.”