The freedom Struggle of Kashmir involves the principle of the right of self-determination. The Kashmiris' demand is
very simple. They want to be free of military occupation and to decide their future by a democratic vote, impartially supervised.
A mechanism for the exercise of this right has already been defined by the United Nations Security Council, which was supported
by its permanent members and accepted by India and Pakistan. This mechanism needs to be activated and implemented.
The unbearable suffering of the people of Kashmir cannot be brought to an end, nor the constant danger to regional peace removed unless concerted
pressure is brought on the Indian Government to turn to the path of sanity and civilized conduct. It would be in the long-term
interest of India itself to settle the unresolved dispute of Kashmir.
While India pursues a policy of terror, the Kashmiri people and their leadership have consistently maintained their hope in peace.
The Kashmiri leadership had joined together in a united front: the All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC). The APHC, which
represents the combined political will of the Kashmiri people, seeks a peaceful and negotiated settlement through a tripartite
The solution of Kashmir
is both urgent and vital. It has a far more populous and strategic area than other trouble spots in the world. The arson and
mass human rights violations by the Indian occupation forces are no less humiliating in Kashmir than in Bosnia. The torture and imprisonment in
is no less intense as it is in Burma. In fact the pain, suffering and humiliation in Kashmir is intensified because the people of Kashmir have been under Indian occupation for nearly half