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Unformatted text preview: The weekending May 20-21 was interesting and saw a first in New Delhis efforts to promote the cause of the Northern Areas of Pakistan occupied Kashmir. A two-day conference was organised of leaders of Gilgit-Baltistan, part of Northern Areas in the Pakistan occupied Kashmir. The leaders who attended the meeting sought their inclusion in the negotiation process on the Kashmir issue as well as India''s help in curbing atrocities against the people of the region. Manzoor Hussain Parwana, chairman of the Gilgit-Baltistan United Movement sought their involement in the present peace process and negotiations on Kashmir. He went on to say that a solution arrived at without their consensus was meaningless. Till the resolution of the Kashmir issue, we should be given political rights and self rule, Parwana demanded. We want India to speak up against atrocities perpetrated by the Pakistani government against indigenous people of Gilgit-Baltistan, he said. For the last 60 years, we have not been given political rights. Why has India not helped us? he asked. Parwana was in New Delhi along with nearly thirty leaders representing different constituencies in Kashmir, including...
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2010 for the course MARKETING 234 taught by Professor Arshad during the Spring '10 term at IMSciences.
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