Joint Hurriyat leadership (JRL) comprising of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik on Friday held a meeting with former Prime Minister of Norway Kjell Magne Bondevik at Syed Ali Geelani’s residence Hyderpora in Srinagar. While Muhammad Yasin Malik couldn’t attend the meeting as he is under detention.
Taking to social networking site Twitter, Mirwaiz wrote: “Fruitful meeting of JRL with Mr Kjell Magne Bondevik, Ex-Prime Minister of Norway. As Norway is known to play a constructive role in conflict resolution across the globe urged Mr Bondevik to help in ending the daily killings and urgent resolution of the festering Kashmir dispute(sic).”
The JRL statement said that Geelani and Mirwaiz briefed Bondevik about the present prevailing situation in Kashmir.
A JRL statement said Geelani and Mirwaiz told Bondevik that GoI has kept the Kashmir issue lingering over the past seven decades which has resulted in enormous miseries for the people that include killings of people and the youth, “worst ever human rights violations” while as lakhs of forces present in Kashmir who enjoy full impunity for accountability under black laws have let loose hell on the people of J&K.
Geelani and Mirwaiz also told Bondevik that every Kashmiri yearns for a peaceful and dignified solution of the issue so that they see the end to worst ever repression they are facing at present, and that lies in either in implementing the UN resolutions or through tripartite dialogue between India, Pakistan and the people of Kashmir.
The JRL leaders urged the Norwegian former Prime Minister that since his country has a history in playing a positive role in conflict resolutions; the Norwegian government should also make serious efforts to resolve the vexed dispute to mitigate the sufferings of people of Kashmir and for lasting peace in South Asia.
The JRL leaders explained to the Norwegian PM the prevailing situation in Kashmir and termed it “very sensitive and fragile.”
“The former Norweigian Prime Minister led delegation ensured that they would use their good offices to ensure a sustained and result-oriented dialogue between India and Pakistan begins so that an amicable solution to Kashmir issue is found,” said JRL statement.