Allow Cross LoC Kashmiri Leadership to meet, Exchange Views: Mirwaiz tells Delhi-Islamabad



Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Speaking in the seminar. (File KL Image)
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Speaking in the seminar. (File KL Image)

Terming the need of the resumption of dialogue process between India and Pakistan as vital, All Parties Hurriyat Conference (m) Wednesday stressed upon the leadership of both the countries that recognizing the importance of the resolution of Kashmir issue substantial steps were needed to be taken to address this issue.

An Executive Council meeting of the APHC-m chaired by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Wednesday deliberated in detail on the political situation, resistance movement and organizational matters of the conglomerate at the Hurriyat’s Rajbagh headquarters, an amalgam statement said this evening.

The Executive Council said, “keeping the Kashmir issue on backburner was not going to take the efforts of creating a conflict free sub-continent anywhere and may instead vitiate the atmosphere further.”

Stressing that for avoiding the underlying dangers of an unresolved Kashmir issue on the entire region of South Asia, the APHC-m leaders said, “it was essential to seriously address and resolve this vexed issue as per the wishes and aspirations of the people of Kashmir and take the region out of the present uncertainty.”

The conglomerate leaders, during the meeting, stressed upon the India-Pakistan leadership to create a conducive atmosphere by allowing the Kashmiri leadership across both sides of the divide to meet and exchange their views so as to deliberate upon and devise a practical common strategy “to strengthen the dialogue process by representing the wishes and aspirations of the people of the state”.

Meanwhile, condemning the beating up of four Kashmiri students of Mewar University in Chittorgarh city of Rajasthan by some local students on Monday, the APHM-m Executive Council said, “Kashmiri students had in the past also been targeted by the local students and extremist groups in similar incidents in various educational institutions across India as a result of which many Kashmiri students had to leave their studies midway and return home.”

Stressing that safeguarding the lives and careers of these Kashmiri students was the responsibility of the respective state governments, it was said this extremist behaviour was casting a shadow in the way of acquiring education of these youth and affecting their careers, which was unfortunate and condemnable.”

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