Srinagar, August 23, 2015 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyet leaders terming the cancellation of National Security Advisor-level talks between Pakistan and India as unfortunate have said that India is not sincere in resolving the Kashmir dispute, peacefully. The veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani in a media interview in Srinagar said the cancellation of talks has vindicated his party’s stand that India doesn’t want a peaceful settlement of the Kashmir dispute.
“Once again Government of India has backtracked from the dialogue process by showing its rigid approach. If they were sincere to move forward with peace process then proposed meeting of Hurriyet leaders with Pakistan’s advisor should not have bothered them,” Gilani said. “We would continue our struggle for right to self-determination, irrespective of what India does,” he added.
The All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq terming the cancellation of talks as a major setback. He said, “We wanted to serve as a bridge between the two countries, but it is unfortunate that we were taken as enemies and not friends. It is a setback to the peace process. Indian government has made an irrelevant excuse to back off from the talks.”
The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik said that cancellation of talks was not a surprise. “Let India and Pakistan talk or not talk, Kashmiris will continue with their legitimate struggle till the achievement of their freedom,” he said. Earlier, Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Chairman Shabbir Ahmad Shah and APHC leader Bilal lone were arrested on their arrival in New Delhi.
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