Srinagar, March 02, 2015 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyet leaders have emphasized that no talks on Kashmir can prove meaningful and result-oriented unless India accepts the disputed nature of the territory. The Hurriyet leaders were commenting on the assertions made by the new puppet Chief Minister of occupied Kashmir, Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, in which he had said that it was necessary to take Hurriyet leadership on board for peace in Kashmir.
The veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement said that the Kashmiris were not against the dialogue process but India should first accept that Kashmir was not its integral part. He also called upon New Delhi to accept the five-point proposals, which his party had put forth in 2010. These proposals included right to self-determination, withdrawal of armed forces from the valley, release of all Kashmiri prisoners, withdrawal of all black laws from Kashmir and punishment to Indian troops involved in the killing of civilians.
The forum led by the veteran leader said that the puppet Chief Minister was creating confusion amongst people about Hurriyet leaders by saying that the Hurriyet had provided conducive atmosphere for the elections. The spokesman of the forum said that the elections held at gunpoint in the presence of seven hundred thousand army men were nothing more than a drama.
The All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that the Hurriyet had always been in support of meaningful dialogue. In the past also, he added, such assertions were made by Indian leaders, but at the end they all turned out to be hoax. He said that the Kashmir dispute was a reality and India should acknowledge it.
Another senior Hurriyet leader, Shabbir Ahmad Shah said that the BJP government should accept that India’s occupation over Kashmir was illegal. Meanwhile, the Srinagar-Jammu highway has been closed for the traffic due to fresh snowfall and slippery road conditions
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