Srinagar, May 25, 2014 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq commenting on Pakistan premier Nawaz Sharif’s decision to attend Indian Prime Minister-elect, Narendra Modi’s oath-taking ceremony, has said that Hurriyet is ready to contribute positively to any sincere and serious effort to resolve the Kashmir dispute.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq talking to media persons in Srinagar said, “We expect that a sustained dialogue will start in near future between India and Pakistan… we are always ready to contribute positively to any sincere and serious effort for resolution of Kashmir issue.”
He said Hurriyet has always supported improvement in relations between the two countries as “we feel that Kashmir issue also cannot be resolved till the trust and confidence of the two countries in each other does not strengthen”.
“Besides talking about issues, we hope that they will talk on the core issue of Kashmir as well so that ways of resolving this issue are found in a time-bound manner,” he said. He hoped that a bilateral dialogue process between India and Pakistan would move forward and in near future this process would be given a shape.
Calling for involvement of Kashmiri representatives in the composite dialogue process, the APHC chairman said, “Whenever India and Pakistan start a bilateral dialogue, they should include Kashmiri representatives to move forward.”
The veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani in his statement said “whoever comes to India, including the leaders of Pakistan, should discuss Kashmir issue that would benefit larger political aspirations of the people of Kashmir. “Our past experiences have seen unrealistic approach of all the previous governments in New Delhi,” he added.
Liberation leaders including, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Nayeem Ahmad Khan and Aasiya Andrabi termed the invitation to swearing-in of Modi a political gimmick, which, they said, of no significance for the people of Kashmir.
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