Mirwaiz holds meeting at headquarters, concerned over killings across Kashmir

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Srinagar

The Hurriyat (m) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on expressed anguish and concern over the killings across the valley during the meeting at party headquarters in Srinagar.

Mirwaiz Meeting

During the meeting, Mirwaiz also reiterated that political engagement is the most effective way to move forward and end painful “bloodshed”. He also urged leaders of India and Pakistan to engage with each other for talks as people here are suffering because of the conflict for decades now.

“Hurriyat meeting going on at its headquarters. Concern and anguish over continued bloodshed and killings across the valley. Reiterate that political engagement most effective way to move forward and end painful bloodshed. Urge Indo-Pak leadership to break the ice at SCO and engage with each other. People of Kashmir are suffering the consequences of the conflict for decades now,” Mirwaiz tweeted.

Soon after the meeting concluded, Mirwaiz along with other party members went to Hurriyat (g) chairman Geelani’s residence.

The working committee was held at the amalgam’s Rajbagh headquarters under the chairmanship of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in which Prof Abdul Gani Bhat, Bilal Gani Lone, Masroor Abbas Ansari, Muhammad Musadiq Adil, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza and others participated,

The meeting deliberated upon the Indo-Pak relations in the backdrop of recently concluded elections in India and the formation of new dispensation at New Delhi and also the prevailing political situation in Kashmir, the spokesman said.

With regard to the situation in the valley, the participants expressed serious concern and anguish over the ongoing bloodshed, CASOs and killings across the valley.

According to the statement, the meeting unanimously agreed that the “muscular” policy adopted by Delhi towards Kashmir for the past decades has failed in the resolution of the issue and will not yield anything even at present. The meeting reiterated that acknowledging the aspirations of the people of Kashmir and working towards the resolution of the lingering issue by New Delhi was the best bet for improving the situation in the valley as well as for the larger interests of peace and progress of people in South Asia.

The participants said that the issue can be resolved by showing political will and wisdom and any approach in this direction will yield positive results and is the most effective way forward towards a resolution.

The participants of the meeting stressed that the upcoming SCO summit in Kyrgyzstan provides a good opportunity for the leadership of India and Pakistan to eschew bitterness and break the ice. They said that people of the entire region and especially Kashmiri’s were hopeful that the leadership of the neighbouring countries would utilize this opportunity to de-freeze their relationship and set the ball rolling for engagement towards resolving all pending issues including Kashmir.

The meeting appealed to both the countries to lift the ban and throw open their air spaces as the ban announced by them on their air spaces was taking a heavy toll on passengers travelling by air in both nations and causing them unnecessary hardships.

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