Hurriyat leaders submit memorandum at UN office

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Srinagar, Aug 18: Hurriyat Conference's Coordination Committee to the United Nations Military Observers Group on Monday, Aug 18 submitted a memorandum at the UN office in Srinagar asking the world body to actively engage itself in Jammu and Kashmir.

The memorandum was submitted by Hurriyat Conference leaders Javid Ahmad Mir and Zaffar Abar Bhat. Javid Mir and Bhat, accompanied by about 100 supporters, said police had tried to prevent them from reaching the UN office in Sonawar. The memorandum, drafted by the Separatist Coordination Committee asked UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon to intervene forthwith in Jammu and Kashmir. It also said India should take effective measures in giving the people of the state the right to self-determination.

Meanwhile, in Jammu, a three-day 'jail bharo aandolan' called by the Shri Amarnath Sangharsh Samiti (SASS) begins on Monday, Aug 18. As a part of the Samiti's plans to intensify their protests, male supporters will demonstrate and court arrest on Monday, followed by women on Tuesday and children on Wednesday, a senior Samiti leader Brigadier Suchet Singh told reporters on Sunday in Jammu.

On the other hand, State Governor NN Vohra has extended invitation to SASS leaders for talks so as to find an amicable solution to the land dispute. The Samiti, which so far had been refusing to talk to the Governor, said they are open to talks with the Government. The BJP, which is sympathizing with the agitating Hindus in Jammu, has also announced a similar all India "jail bharo andolan" on August 21.


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