A day after Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said they will write letters to Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan for starting a meaningful dialogue on Kashmir the move has evoked tremendous response from the mainstream political parties.
While ruling National Conference (NC) termed it as a positive sign, Congress welcomed the development and the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said Hurriyat led by Geelani should also become the part of dialogue process.
Terming the statement of Mirwaiz as a positive move senior NC leader Ali Mohamed Sagar told KNS, “Government of India should respond positively if they really seek peace and a permanent solution of Kashmir issue. The participation of separatist leaders is necessary and if Mirwaiz has given such a statement the centre should grab the opportunity and start the meaningful dialogue.”
“We hope that Prime Minster Dr Manmohan Singh will respond positively to the statement and will take concrete measures with special focus on the problems of J&K,” he added.
State Congress chief Prof Saifudin Soz said, “Congress welcomes the statement of Mirwaiz and hopes that government of India will give a positive response.”
“The doors of the Prime Minster are always open for the talks. Violence is not the solution of any problem so dialogue is the only way which can lead us towards meaning full peace process,” he told KNS.
Former Deputy Chief Minster and senior PDP leader Muzafar Hussain beig said, “We endorse the statement of Mirwaiz but the process of dialogue could prove meaningful only when Geelani also take part in it.”
Lashing out at Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Beig said, “On the one hand he talked about the participation of separatist leaders in the dialogue process but on the other he issues a statement that separatist leaders have hidden links with different agencies.”
“Such kind of statement can prove a hurdle in the dialogue process between centre and separatists. Omar should realize that as a Chief Minister he is not supposed to say everything publicly which can prove derogatory,” Beig told KNS.
Pertinently on Friday Mirwiaz at Jamia Masjid had said that Hurriyat will write letters to Indian Prime Minister and Pakistan Prime Minister and urge them to start a meaningful dialogue process for Kashmir resolution and also convey to both countries that Hurriyat will become part of result-oriented dialogue process aimed at resolving the Kashmir issue.