Srinagar, June 10, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, has rejected any possibility of dialogue unless India demonstrates seriousness towards resolution of the Kashmir dispute.
Syed Ali Gilani in a media interview in Srinagar reiterated that India should fulfil the preconditions for a dialogue to exhibit seriousness towards resolution of the dispute.
“Unless and until they accept Kashmir as a dispute, agree to withdrawal of troops, revoke black laws and release all the prisoners, neither is there any possibility of dialogue nor can the talks succeed in achieving anything,” he said.
He urged the authorities to bring to book all police and CRPF personnel responsible for killing 125 civilians during 2010 agitation, file FIRs and produce them before courts to indicate that they are ready to stop human rights violations.
“That alone can pave the way for a meaningful dialogue.” He blamed India for double standards as far as its dealing with Kashmir was concerned.
“On one hand they continue to rule through the barrel of gun and violate human rights while on the other they talk of dialogue.”
In reply to a question, he said Kashmir is not a border dispute between India and Pakistan which could be solved by the rulers of the two countries.
“Pakistan is a party to the dispute and has been supporting as well as sacrificing for our demand for right to self determination. We appeal them to support Kashmiri people on the basis of UN resolution. Pakistani leaders must take notice of state terrorism and take a stand against it”
The veteran leader said there has been no attempt to contact him through any emissaries on Track II. “There has been no contact with us as our policy is crystal clear. In principle we are not against talks but despite dialogue on several times, there has been no forward movement”.
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