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Ali Geelani writes to world community, presents four points formula for peace

Ali Geelani writes to world community, presents four points formula for peace
July 18, 2016
SRINAGAR (92 News) – All Parties Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani has on Monday written a letter to world community to attract their attention towards the situation being faced by the people of Kashmir and presented four points formula to restore peace in the Valley. In a letter written to the world institutions and leaders on Monday, he urged the permanent members of the Unites Nations Security Council them to push India to 'accept disputed nature of Jammu and Kashmir, repeal the Armed Forces Special Powers Act and start a rapid demilitarization process immediately'. He said that if these steps are taken with urgency and responsibility they could help restore calm, "thereby dispersing the perpetual clouds of war and conflict that threatens global peace”. Geelani has also written to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), and heads of the UNSC Permanent Members - the US, UK, China, France and Russia. He writes that the government of India should be asked to announce a rapid demilitarization process in J&K's population centers, and to repeal laws like the Armed Forces Special Powers Act and Public Safety Act. Geelani said that these laws “facilitate the arbitrary and irresponsible behavior of an already hostile army, and that provides them with the legal immunity against heinous crimes like extra-judicial killings, rape, torture and arson committed against a defenseless local population”. He said UN Special Rapporteurs and all international human rights and humanitarian organizations should be allowed to work in the Valley so that the “iron curtain of the occupation is lifted”. He demanded the political prisoners be released from house arrest and prisons and be allowed to conduct political activities in Jammu and Kashmir, where curfew-like restrictions continue to be imposed for the tenth straight day.