KL NEWS NETWORK
The two member Hurriyat (m) delegation comprising of its chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Moulana Masroor Abbas Ansrai, who participated in the Eid Milan Party in new Delhi on the invitation of Pakistan High Commission, held an hour long meeting with the Pakistan envoy in New Delhi Abdul Basit during which both the sides held political deliberations of mutual interest especially with regard to the current political situation in Kashmir.
While terming the cordial relations between India and Pakistan essential for the regional stability, Mirwaiz told Pakistan’s envoy that the cordial relations between two nations cannot be fostered unless Kashmir issue was not resolved according to the wishes and aspirations of the people of Kashmir. He told the envoy that without the resolution of Kashmir dispute, peace and stability in the region would remain a distant dream, the Hurriyat (m) spokesperson said.
While referring to the recently held talks between India and Pakistan in Russian city of Ufa, Mirwaiz told the envoy that by not mentioning Kashmir dispute in the joint declaration, a negative perception has emerged in Kashmir which is becoming a cause of concern among Kashmiris. “Kashmiris are not against the restoration of relations between the two countries or against the talks between them, but if Kashmir dispute is kept outside the ambit of any such talks, the whole process turns into a futile exercise,” Mirwaiz told Basit, as per the spokesperson.
He said that Kashmir dispute was the core issue between the two countries and without solving it according to the aspirations and emotions of Kashmiris, peace and stability would continue to evade the region.
Expressing his thanks to the people and government of Pakistan for supporting the Kashmir cause since many decades, Mirwaiz told the envoy that the sacrifices laid by the Kashmiris in past seven decades for the movement demands that genuine Kashmiri leadership should be made the part of any dialogue process between the two countries.
“In his response Pakistan envoy Abdul Basit assured Mirwaiz that Pakistan would continue to support Kashmir cause on moral, political and diplomatic front,” the spokesperson said. “He told Mirwaiz that there was no question of Pakistan changing its national policy on Kashmir.”
Abdul Basit added that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharief have discussed Kashmir in their recent talks and have agreed to discuss Kashmir issue in the dialogue process between the two countries and that Pakistan would always keep in mind the political emotions and aspirations of Kashmiris while it would strive for the resolution of Kashmir issue.