Dialogue only option to resolve issues: Geelani

Srinagar

Hurriyat (g) chairperson Syed Ali Geelani on Saturday said that dialogue is the only option for the peaceful resolution of all issues.

Hailing the statement of UN Gen Secretary Antonio Guterres, Geelani said that war is neither an option nor a solution to the issues. “We appeal UN Secretary General to take impressive measures for the resolution of this long pending dispute,” Geelani said in a statement.

“Kashmir dispute has multiplied human tragedies. It is because of this lingering issue that millions of people are facing immense hardships and a state of uncertainty and instability is looming over whole South Asian region. Although both countries are bound to seek peaceful settlement of the issue however neither agreement is being implemented nor any development is being observed on ground for its resolution,” he said.

Hailing Secretary General for his keen interest towards the issue, Geelani said that it is encouraging and from day first he is illustrating his interest towards the issue.

“I on behalf of people of suppressed Jammu & Kashmir express my gratitude to Antonio Guterres for his moral support to our cause,” said Geelani and expressed hope that he will play a positive and effective role for its peaceful settlement.

Geelani while addressing authorities in India and Pakistan, asked to shun haughty and stubborn attitude and play a constructive role for its peaceful resolution.

“War and inconsistencies is no option instead they cause devastation and destructions. Both India and Pakistan are nuclear countries and any flare up can prove extremely detrimental,” Geelani said.

Appealing both countries to demonstrate restraint and wisdom, Geelani asked to resolve issue as per aspirations, wishes and expectations of people of state. Kashmir issue poses threat for world peace, said Geelani and added that it is proving a big obstacle in peace, prosperity and development in the region.

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