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Srinagar, January 9 ( JKNT ) All Parties Hurriyat Conference on Monday hailed the offer of new United Nations’ Secretary General to become an “ honest broker” to resolve issues between two nuclear-powered South Asian Countries India and Pakistan, and reiterated that the Kashmir issue needs the attention on priority as it is pending for long on the United Nations’ agenda.
A statement by the APHC, which has been shifting its goal posts regarding resolution of K- issue from trilateral dialogue to the implementation of the U N resolutions on Kashmir, said that the issue should be settled as per the “ aspirations of the people of Kashmir..”
The Hurriyat Conference offered its reaction after claim of radio Pakistan claiming the U N Secretary General Antonio Gutress who took over on January 1 from Ban Ki Moon for the highest paid job at the world body , had proffered to be the “ honest broker between the two countries. “ The claim was based on the concern voiced by Pakistan’s permanent representative Maleeha Lodhi in her introductory meting with the new U N secretary General.
The Hurriyat claimed that Kashmir was the tension-inducing issue between India and Pakistan.
Appealing the UN Secretary General to take serious note of the gruesome rights violations in Kashmir, the statement said the “UN should take note of the Government of India’s use of brutal force on the civilian population in Kashmir and take meaningful steps for the resolution of the vexed issue.”