Hurriyat says willing to help in Indo-Pak peace

Srinagar: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi advocated peaceful resolution of problems with Pakistan, moderate Hurriyat Conference today said it is willing to extend cooperation in all such endeavours that would be aimed at the resolution of Kashmir issue.

“The leadership of India and Pakistan need to devise a mechanism to initiate a dialogue process with the inclusion of true leadership of Kashmir to find a just and lasting solution to the vexed Issue of Kashmir.

“Hurriyat will extend its cooperation in all such endeavours that would be aimed at the resolution of the issue,” Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said while addressing Friday congregation at the historic Jama Masjid here.

Terming the resolution of the long-pending Kashmir issue as a pre-requisite for peace in the sub-continent, he said if Modi desires to resolve all outstanding issues between the India and Pakistan through dialogue, then there is a need to have ‘walk the talk’ approach and take concrete and practical measures to address and resolve the issue.

“Hurriyat has always stood for resolving issues through parleys and that there cannot be permanent peace in the sub-continent unless the Kashmir Issue is resolved.

“However, New Delhi’s stance in dealing with Kashmir issue has always been aggressive with a belief in unleashing military might on the people rather than approaching it through a political dialogue,” Mirwaiz said.

He said the statements of Indian leadership at the international forums about tackling the issues through dialogue were always negated by their actions on the ground.

Modi, while citing the example of resolution of decades-old disputes with Bangladesh last year, made a veiled dig at Pakistan in Brussels, saying “some neighbours” don’t understand that issues can be resolved peacefully by talks.