In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has said that the unresolved Kashmir dispute is a potential threat to the peace and stability in south Asian region. According to Kashmir Media Service, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq talking to the newsmen in Srinagar said that India was using brute tactics against the innocent Kashmiri people to suppress their just struggle for right to self- determination and to linger its illegal occupation over the occupied territory. He appealed the US to impress upon India to revoke the draconian laws like Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from the territory, withdraw its troops and release all the illegally detained pro-liberation leaders and activists. The APHC Chairman said, Kashmir is a political problem and it needs a political solution in accordance with its historical perspective and aspirations of the Kashmiris. He said that the bilateral efforts had not succeeded in resolving the Kashmir dispute for the last six decades and there was no option but to settle it through the mediation of a third party like the US. The Mirwaiz deplored that on one hand the Government of India was talking about the settlement of the longstanding dispute and on the other, Indian troops were killing the innocent Kashmiri youth in the occupied territory. Hailing the Indian civil society for supporting the Kashmiris just movement, he said that the people of the territory had offered matchless sacrifices to take the liberation struggle to its logical conclusion. He asked the Muslims and the members of minority communities to remain vigilant of the conspiracies hatched by anti-movement elements to sabotage the communal harmony in occupied Kashmir.