LONDON Nawa-i-Waqt Group of Newspapers and All Parties Parliamentary Group organised Kashmir Conference at the House of Lords on Wednesday. The delegates adopted a unanimous resolution, declaring that durable peace in South Asia is not possible until Kashmir dispute is settled justly. The resolution further stated that the international community must play its due role in resolving this decades-old issue as per the wishes of the Kashmiri people and United Nations resolutions. The document further said that Kashmir is not an issue between two countries rather it is an international issue for which major powers of the world and United Nations must play their role. The resolution also called for an end to human rights violations in Indian-occupied Kashmir. It also demanded of the UN to appoint its special representative on Kashmir. The document urged upon the human right groups to visit Kashmir and also called for the release of all political prisoners in jails there. It also demanded an end to Indian draconian laws enforced in Occupied Kashmir. The resolution sought Kashmiris inclusion in talks for the resolution of the Kashmir issue. Earlier, addressing the Kashmir conference, PML-N Central Secretary Information Ahsan Iqbal said that both PML-N and PPP are bound by Charter of Democracy to have the Kashmir problem solved as envisaged in the UN resolutions and in accordance with the wishes of the Kashmiri people. Neither of the two parties can deviate from the CoD, he maintained. Ahsan Iqbal said that Lord Mountbatten had himself declared that the Kashmiris would be given the right of self-determination as they wished. Subsequently Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, too had promised a plebiscite in Kashmir but he did not keep his promise. Ahsan said that it was a UN obligation to get the Kashmir problem solved, because peace in South Asia in particular and the world at large was not possible if this problem was not resolved. Speaking at the conference, UK House of Lords Member Lord Nazir said that Amn Ki Aasha (Hope for Peace) movement could not meet success unless Kashmir problem was solved as per the desire of the Kashmiris. Pakistan High Commissioner in Britain Wajid Shamsul Hassan while addressing the conference said that no government in Pakistan could compromise on the Kashmir issue. The present government too believes that this problem should be settled according to the wishes of Kashmiris. The High Commissioner maintained that the entire nation had a consensus on Kashmir cause. British MP John Hemmings said in his address that peace could not be ensured in the world unless problems like Kashmir were settled. He said that the discovery of massgraves in the Indian-held Kashmir had made the world realise how Kashmiris were being subjected to cruelty. MP Rob Flelo, who is Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, said that peace in South Asia would be a dream if Kashmir issue is not resolved. Since Pakistan is facing the serious problem of terrorism at this time, it should not be pressurised in any way. MP from Manchester Gerald Coffman, who is also the first British MP to be conferred with Sitar-i-Pakistan, expressed his view that the world could not ignore the Kashmir issue. This issue should be resolved on preferential grounds, he said. He opined that UN resolutions on Kashmir still hold legal grounds. MP Dr Brian while speaking at the conference, said that Pakistan and India must hold talks at the earliest, to solve Kashmir problem. He said that Pakistan was facing great problems at present but it is hoped that situation would soon get right. The world will have to solve problems like that of Kashmir and Palestine, he said. Meanwhile, the participants of the Kashmir Conference strongly condemned the stoppage of water in Pakistani rivers by India. The participants said that India by stopping the water share of Pakistan had been creating further tensions in the region. They called upon the Indian government to immediately halt the construction of dams on rivers in Kashmir, and provide water share of Pakistan as per the Indus Water Treaty.