Mirwaiz urges India, Pakistan to address concerns of people of Kashmir


Hurriyat (m) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday said that GOI should deal with the Kashmir dispute in a political manner in order to resolve the issue.

Mirwaiz during a Friday sermon. KL file image

Addressing the Friday congregational gathering at the historic Jamia Masjid Mirwaiz said that “policies” like the issue of highway ban, that is causing tremendous problems for people on a daily basis and is leading to a humanitarian situation is a totally anti-people and anti-Kashmir move causing both physical and psychological stress among the people. Mirwaiz said that such a measure would add up the people’s anger against the rulers.

The Mirwaiz said that the fact remain that even after the passage of seven decades, the Kashmir dispute continues to remain a reality with India and Pakistan as parties to the dispute while the presence of United Nations Military Observers Group in Indian and Pakistan continues and more or less every county on the Globe calling on India and Pakistan to address the issue.

Mirwaiz said that recent UN’s Human Rights report is also an indication of how the world sees this issue and call for a political settlement to this issue.

Mirwaiz suggested GoI to instead choose the path of engagement for the peaceful settlement of the lingering Kashmir dispute for the larger interests of people of entire South Asia. He said that the great inconvenience and losses incurred by both countries due to the closure of air space is an indication of what people of both countries stand to lose as a consequence of belligerence.

Mirwaiz said that GoI and Government of Pakistan must take steps to address the concerns of people of Kashmir, win their trust and move towards the final and dignified settlement of the dispute.


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