Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Umar Farooq Wednesday said that they are ready to cooperate with the Government of India if follows Vajpayee’s ‘Insaniyat Policy’. “Let the Government of India follow Vajpayee imitative on Kashmir, Hurriyat is ready to cooperate with it,” Mirwaiz told reporters on the sidelines of a seminar organized in remembrance of Jammu martyrs at Raj Bagh Hurriyat headquarters.
He said that Election is a non-issue for us. “Our focus is on the resolution of Kashmir issue and we don’t believe that elections be a substitute to Kashmir solution. Even the parties who contest polls believe that elections won’t be a substitute to Kashmir issue. We had been saying that Kashmir is not an administrative issue and ‘Change of Guard’ could have on the issue,” he said.
Without naming Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, Mirwaiz said that some people try to befool people on Kashmir problem who issue one statement in Kashmir and talk in different tone in Jammu and New Delhi. “Kashmir is an issue and both Pakistan and India should create a congenial atmosphere to resolve this long-pending issue,” he said adding that both the countries should include Kashmiri people in the dialogue process.
“Both India and Pakistan should understand that Kashmir is the core issue between them. It is high time for them to resolve this core issue and maintain amicable relationship,” he said. “Those days are over when issues were settled through wars. If India and Pakistan are serious to resolve the Kashmir dispute, then Hurriyat is ready to extend its full contribution,” Mirwaiz said.
Terming 2014 as a crucial year, Mirwaiz said that, “we want a solution to the Kashmir issue. We want a solution that takes into account the views and aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. The time has come for the governments of India and Pakistan to make a new beginning and formulate a way to resolve the crisis in Kashmir in a friendly and amicable manner, keeping in mind the wishes and hopes of the people.”
While replying to a question, Mirwaiz said that it is premature to comment on election boycott right now. “Hurriyat will sit and decide on the issue once election dates and schedules are declared. So far those parties who will contest these elections are not making any preparation so why should we would bother about this issue at this time,” he said adding that elections can’t change the face of Kashmir issue.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that Hurriyat would soon meet to decide how the amalgam would reach out to people of all the three regions. “We want to reach out to the people of all the three regions. Hurriyat wants to take them on board, so that Kashmir issue could be resolved amicably,” he said.