Kashmir a human issue concerning thousands of people: Mirwaiz to people of India


Hurriyat Conference (m) chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday said for the past 70 years people of Kashmir are born, raised with the fact that Kashmir is a disputed place waiting a final resolution and the fact has its foundation in the highest world body “The United Nations”.

Addressing a Friday congregation at Jamia Masjid Srinagar after being released from 57 days of continuous house arrest, Mirwaiz said people of Jammu and Kashmir are waiting for the final resolution to put an end to the uncertainty, destruction and hatred among people of the subcontinent.

Mirwaiz said that the resolution of the issue can always be reached provided there is willingness to accept the facts and compassion, humanity and mutual respect among the parties involved while addressing the problem and a keenness to work towards real peace by all. He said aggression and repression can never resolve anything but only aggravate it.

The Kashmir’s head priest said that each day young educated boys are being killed and there is a belief in some that once all of them are killed the problem will be over. “But they forget that these boys took to arms as a reaction to repression and for the resolution of the dispute and as long as there is repression and force as state response, killing one, ten more will stand up. So killing them will not kill the sentiment as is evident during funeral prayers.”

Mirwaiz said the agitation and protests by students in colleges and universities across the valley that force the state to frequently shut them down, again indicates as to how the youth of Kashmir see the situation and his reaction to it.

Mirwaiz said: “I once again appeal the people in India to see Kashmir not as a piece of real estate nor as a territorial dispute between two hostile neighbours but as a human issue concerning hundreds of thousands of people and divided families hanging fire since the last 70 years, leading to great suffering and loss of life on all sides that begs for a just resolution.”



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