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Delhi’s rigidity biggest hurdle in Kashmir settlement: Mirwaiz

Srinagar, January 09, 2013 (PPI-OT): The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has said that the rigidity and stubbornness of New Delhi is the biggest hurdle in peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute. Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a media interview over telephone from New Delhi said that New Delhi was not even ready to implement the Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) suggested by Hurriyet Conference. He said that the puppet Chief Minister’s frequent announcements that Hurriyet should enter into a dialogue were nothing but a political gimmick.

He said that that the Hurriyet Conference had never been against meaningful dialogue nor was afraid of taking a seat on the table because “our case is very powerful and our stance is very clear that the Kashmir dispute will be resolved only by implementing the UN resolutions or holding tripartite talks involving all the three parties to the dispute.”

Criticising the puppet Chief Minister of the territory, the APHC Chairman said, “Those people who have no power even to revoke or bring slight amendments in AFSPA and other black laws, those who have failed to provide water, power and roads to people, for them having even an opinion regarding solution of internationally recognized Kashmir dispute does not make any sense.”

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said, “Hurriyat believes in a meaningful dialogue to address Kashmir dispute and the visit of Pakistan on the invitation of Islamabad was part of it.” “He (Omar) made series of announcements pertaining to revocation of draconian Armed Forces Special Powers Act but to no avail. Despite being in power, he could not amend the law, let alone its revocation,” the APHC Chairman maintained.

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