In occupied Kashmir, APHC leader and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir National Front, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, has appealed to the visiting US President, Barack Obama to impress upon India to resolve the Kashmir dispute for permanent peace in South Asia. According to Kashmir Media Service, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, addressing the party activists in Srinagar, welcomed the statement issued by the Amnesty International in which it had appealed Obama to take notice of gross human rights violations in the occupied territory. He asked the party activists to intensify the struggle for accomplishing the political solution of the lingering dispute. Nayeem Khan said, "Due to the numerous sacrifices laid down by the Kashmiri people, the Indian Civil Society has now woken up in favour of Kashmir liberation movement." Complementing renowned Indian author and Booker Prize winner, Arundhati Roy, and prominent Indian rights activist, Gautam Navlakha, for supporting the Kashmiris' just struggle, the APHC leader flayed the government of India for its double standards. "On one hand India is beating the drums of dialogue and on the other its troops are continuing the illegal detentions of innocent Kashmiri youth in the occupied valley," he deplored. Nayeem Khan said that the Kashmiris were never against dialogue for resolving the longstanding dispute. "However, India has to create a conducive atmosphere for talks and stop unlawful arrests and rights violations in the territory," he maintained.