Mirwaiz pins hope on Modi, says “new govt would take bold steps to resolve Kashmir issue”

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Mirwaiz Umar Farooq addressing people in Srinagar on Friday.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq addressing people in Srinagar on Friday.

APHC (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday stated that current change of political dispensation was meaningless for Kashmiris until the Government of India does not bring changes in its policies and attitude towards the lingering Kashmir issue.

While addressing a public gathering at historic Jamia Masjid, Mirwaiz stated that BJP and its allies won the elections in India on the agenda of development and ending poverty.

In a statement, the spokesperson of the party quoting Mirwaiz said, “it was a  stark reality that the poverty and poor economy of Indians and millions of people residing in South Asia would not end till Kashmir issue gets resolved according to the wishes and aspirations of people. The Indian defence expenditure has already passed the 48 billion dollar mark and more than 40 percent of the Indian population lives below the poverty line.”

Mirwaiz expressed hope that contrary to past, the new dispensation in Delhi would apprise people in India about the historical issues connected with the Kashmir dispute and would take bold steps to start a meaningful dialogue with Pakistan and Kashmiris to solve the Kashmir dispute for once and all.

Appealing people to make Eidgah march on May 21 a success, he appealed them to observe complete shutdown on May 21st to pay homage to Kashmiri martyrs.

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