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Hurriyat submits memorandum

Hurriyat Conference leaders submit memorandum at the UN office in Srinagar asking the world body to "actively engage" itself in Jammu and Kashmir.

india Updated: Aug 18, 2008 20:43 IST

Separatists leaders on Monday submitted a memorandum at the UN office in Srinagar asking the world body to "actively engage" itself in Jammu and Kashmir even as people gatherered in Srinagar to take part in a rally organised by Hurriyat Conference and other outfits.

The memorandum was submitted to the local office of United Nations Military Observers Group by Hurriyat Conference leaders Javid Ahmad Mir and Zaffar Abar Bhat.

Mir and Bhat, accompanied by about 100 supporters, said police had tried to prevent them from reaching the UN office in Sonawar, about a kilometre from the venue of the rally at the Tourist Reception Centre ground.

Official sources said people broke police barricades to move towards the rally venue in buses, cars and motorcycles.

The memorandum, drafted by the Separatist Coordination Committee, asked UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon to intervene forthwith in Jammu and Kashmir and said India should take effective measures in giving the people of the state the right to self determination and desist from using "brute force".