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Land lease to have serious implications on peace talks: Mirwaiz

Written by: Staff

Srinagar, Nov 21 (UNI) The Hurriyat Conference, led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has said the decision to lease out land at Gulmarg and other tourist resorts to multinationals and non-state subjects could have ''serious implications on the ongoing peace process.

At a meeting here, the amalgam took great exception to the decision and vowed to resist it tooth and nail.

''Jammu and Kashmir is an internationally-accepted disputed territory and no authority could take any decision having far reaching effects on the coming generations of this land until the issue was finally settled,'' the meeting said.

Even the UN Security Council Resolution of 1957 had laid down that any administration cannot take any decision which may change the status of the territory of the state, the Hurriyat said.

''The present government in Jammu and Kashmir, imposed by New Delhi and devoid of any legitimacy and mandate of the people, has no legal or a moral authority to take any such decision,'' it added.

At the meeting, the Hurriyat Conference vowed to resist any such decision with all force to ensure that the rights and interests of the people of state were safeguarded.


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