MIRPUR (AJK) – The Intra-Jammu & Kashmir Conference concluded here late Thursday, calling upon the United Nations to take steps for immediate withdrawal of Indian armed forces from all parts of Indian Held Kashmir. The moot also urged the world body’s secretary general to give the Kashmiris their right to self determination.The conference, hosted by Jammu & Kashmir Intellectual Forum AJK headed-by ex Chief Justice of AJK High Court Justice (r) Abdul Majeed Mallick, raised the demand through a declaration passed with consensus. The declaration was issued at the conclusion of the moot.The conference was largely attended by the diverse segments of the civil society from both the sides of the Line of Control including heads and representatives of political parties, intellectuals, jurists, academicians, lawyers, journalists, human rights activists, social workers, research scholars and the representatives of NGO’s serving for the rehabilitation of the sick humanity. The declaration says, “it is considered highly improbable that India and Pakistan by themselves will embark on this substantive settlement process. The process of dialogue between the two governments was a positive step but the track record of bilateral dialogue was least encouraging. The on-coming Indo-Pakistan talks on June 11 and 12 (next month) this year at Islamabad on Siachen and other issues may equally not result in moving forward. Moreover, bilateral negotiations between India and Pakistan would not take in to account the will of the Kashmiri people themselves. The case for a new initiate by the United Nations is, therefore, unchallengeable.”The declaration recalled that UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, had in his recent statement in a press conference in New Delhi during his recent last visit to the Indian capital, had urged both India and Pakistan to find a peaceful solution of an outstanding issue of Jammu & Kashmir keeping in view the wishes and will of the people of the state.It categorically urged that since India invoked the indulgence of United Nations to hold on the fast succeeding freedom movement on January 1st, 1948, resulting in Security Council’s resolutions, it has become all the more obligatory on the UNO to ensure settlement of the future of the State, through acknowledged right of self determination. “The UN Secretary General could bring this matter to the attention of the Security Council and General Assembly, with a note of warning that no one should be left in doubt that any failure to reolsve the problem could lead to a serious nuclear disaster throughout the South Asian sub-continent and possible to incalculable consequences for the whole world.The conference was of the view, according to the declaration, the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative could explore the possibility of total withdrawal of armed forces from both parts of the J&Kashmir State and their replacement by a small UN Peace keeping force. “The Secretary General’s Special representative could also explore the easy and means of securing and recovering of all missing persons, release of political prisoners and immediate ending of human rights abuses in the Indian-occupied Jammu & Kashmir,” it said. “The UN SG’s Representative could also explore the ways and means of organizing the dialogue among the people of Jammu & Kashmir, to enable them to present their own point of view, forming basis for discussions with Islamabad and New Delhi.” The day-long conference believed that an interim UN administration in Jammu & Kashmir would alone organize a democratic process enabling the people of Jammu & Kashmir to decide their own political future in exercise of right of self determination.Prominent among those who attended and addressed the moot included Ved Bhasin, the Chairman Kashmir Times group, Kashmiri politician and President of Jammu & Kashmir Democratic Conference, Krishan Dev, Jamaat-e-Islami AJK Ameer Abdul Rasheed Turabi, PML-N AJK Secretary General Shah Ghulam Qadir, Member AJK Legislature Sayed Shoukat Ali Shah, President Jammu & Kashmir Peoples’ Party Sardar Khalid Ibrahim Khan, President Jammu Kashmir Plebiscite Front Nasir Insari, Chairman All Parties National Alliance of J & K state Sardar Arif Shahid, Malik Muhammad Asghar Advocte, Coordinator J&K Intellectual Forum Ch. Muneer Hussain Advocate, President Jammu & Kashmir Journalists Organization Hafiz Muhammad Maqsood, senior Kashmiri Journalist AH Nizami, Research Scholar Dr Shaheen Akhter, renowned legal expert Khalid Rasheed, General Secretary Mirpur District Bar Association, Zonal Secretary General J&K Peoples National Party Raja Zulfiqar Ahmed, Engr. Tariq Mallick Advocate, Chairman Jammu & Kashmir Human Rights Commission Humayoon Zaman Mirza and others.