Expressing serious concern over the escalating border tensions between India and Pakistan, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir leader and Democratic Freedom Party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah said the issue can only be resolved through talks between the two nuclear neighboring nations.
“It is the issue of Kashmir which is the basis for these border tensions between the two nations, until or unless the issue is resolved, such confrontation will continue,” Shah said.
He further said: “Though Kashmir is not a border issue between India and Pakistan, but it is, no doubt, the bone of contention between the two, its early resolution as per UN resolutions or through tripartite dialogue is in the better interest of both nations.”
Shabir Ahmad Shah said government should stop playing with the lives of Kashmiris. “Either they should help us entirely or open borders so that we can receive the relief. The small-scale help cannot work; the devastation and loss is such that it needs a large-scale financial assistance,” Shah said in the statement to KNS.
Shah today along with his relief team visited Samarbaug New Colony and other adjacent areas of Srinagar and distributed blankets, water and eatables among the people.
Shah also visited the residence of Engineer Farooq Ahmad in Islamabad, who was released from Indian jails after 18 years and expressed joy over his release. He also visited the residence of Muhammad Hussain Hafiz who passed away and expressed condolence with the bereaved family. Shah was accompanied by chairman Islamic Political Party Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Molvi Bashir Ahmad, Feroz Ahmad and others.