JRL welcomes Pakistan Supreme Court’s decision on Gilgit and Baltistan

The Leadership said that Pakistan Supreme Court in its fresh verdict has laid stress on the fact that till the issue of Kashmir stands unresolved

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Srinagar, Jan 20 (Only Kashmir): Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik Sunday expressed satisfaction over the verdict announced by the seven judge-bench of Pakistan Supreme Court that upheld the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir and directed the Pakistan government to provide more citizenship, legal and social rights to the people of Gilgit and Baltistan besides stating that the lingering dispute of J&K be resolved by means of plebiscite.



The Leadership said that Pakistan Supreme Court in its fresh verdict has laid stress on the fact that till the issue of Kashmir stands unresolved, Pakistan and India must ensure that the people of this region enjoy maximum rights for areas within each country’s control.
Leadership urged the UNHRC to implement its report on the human rights situation in Kashmir that UN Secretary-General keeps referring to. Leadership said it is incumbent upon the Secretary-General not only to urgently take steps to mitigate the grave human right abuse perpetuated by the Indian state in J&K which the UN report elaborates , but ensure that the commitment made by the August body to the people of entire J&K of resolving the Kashmir dispute is upheld by implementing the UN resolutions on it . The dispute continues to remain hanging since past over 70 years and it is long overdue that UN plays its role in resolving one of the world’s oldest disputes.