Srinagar, March 04, 2015 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyet leader and Chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabbir Ahmad Shah has said that the dialogue is the only way out for putting an end to uncertainty in the subcontinent and resolving the Kashmir issue.
Shabbir Ahmad Shah was addressing party leadership in Islamabad today. On the occasion, Shah said the talks between India and Pakistan is a welcome step and that the resolution of Kashmir dispute as per the wishes of its people should be given priority in order to ensure peace in the subcontinent.
He said the Kashmiri pro-freedom leadership always favoured dialogue between the two nations and Pakistan since day one has played a pivotal role in making the talks result-oriented but India never showed any sincerity in this regard.
Shah said that in year 2014, Pakistani Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif exhibited positive approach by initiating the dialogue process with India but New Delhi cancelled the talks by citing excuses of Pakistani High Commissioner’s talks with pro-freedom leadership of Kashmir. “That was a lame excuse on part of India to find a way out from the talks. Such cold approach by New Delhi led to the failure of mutual dialogues and as a result more than 100 talks proved futile since last 68 years and gave rise to political uncertainty in the subcontinent,” he said.
Terming the statement of Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh regarding the return of mortal remains of Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru as ‘sorrowful’ and ‘inhuman’, Shah said India is negating the values of human society and is violating the United Nations Charter.
Meanwhile, Shabbir Ahmad Shah while terming the protest by Kashmir Traders Federation as justified said if Jammu and Kashmir would have been declared a disaster keeping in view the large scale destruction caused by floods, the international aid would have reached here and proper rehabilitation would have taken place didn’t let such thing happen here but left grief stricken Kashmiris at the mercy of God.”
Shabbir Shah also expressed condolence with the family of Javaid Ahmad, who is residing in Azad Kashmir, over the sad demise of his father. He also visited Kadipora, Islamabad and condoled the demise of Gul Muhammad on his sudden demise, expressed grief over accidental death of a lady and his son in Chandigarh and over the demise of newborn daughter of Muhammad Ibrahim (Sopore). He prayed for strength to bereaved families and for the deceased.
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