In occupied Kashmir, illegally detained senior APHC leader, Shabbir Ahmed Shah has urged India to take steps for immediate resolution of the Kashmir dispute through meaningful dialogue. According to Kashmir Media Service, Shabbir Ahmed Shah was talking to mediamen at Government Medical College Jammu where he was brought from Kot Bhalwal jail for medical check up. He said that referendum in Jammu and Kashmir was the only solution to the lingering dispute. "When referendum can be held in East Timor, why can't it be held in Jammu and Kashmir?" he asked. The APHC leader demanded revocation of all draconian laws in the territory. He said that innocent civilians were being killed in Kashmir at the hands of Indian troops. About the 39-member Indian All-Party Delegation, he said that they suffered from ego problems, when they said that they would meet the people and hold talks with them within the framework of Indian Constitution. "Government of India is thinking that it will be able to come out of present turmoil by adopting repressive tactics, which is impossible," he maintained. On the issuance of the protest calendars by Hurriyet leadership, Shabbir Shah said that people of the territory were adhering to the programmes. He rejected the allegations that pro-movement leadership was inciting the youth for pelting stones. "How can you impose your will on the graduates and post-graduate youth?" he questioned. He said that the authorities should release all the illegally detained youth and political prisoners. The senior APHC leader pointed out that the Kashmir dispute could not be solved by economic packages and other sops. "It is a political issue and should be solved politically," he emphasized.