Srinagar, November 05 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani has said that he is in principle not against dialogue process, but reiterated that talks should be result-oriented.

Syed Ali Gilani addressing a meeting of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir in Srinagar said that India was not sincere in resolving the Kashmir dispute. “We have a clear agenda and our viewpoint is unambiguous that Kashmir dispute can be resolved through dialogue; however the onus lies on India to illustrate its seriousness and sincerity,” he added.

Syed Ali Gilani said India has never assigned any political importance to the dispute over Kashmir.’ He referred to the groups led by Ram Jeth Malani, Dileep Padgaonkar and Congress working groups and their recommendations and stated that there was no outcome. He expressed concern over the prevailing situations in the territory, adding that unabated state-sponsored violence, arrests, intimidations and killings would further deteriorate the situation.

In the meeting he said that detainees despite bail are re-arrested and repeatedly slapped with draconian Public Safety Act (PSA) to prolong their illegal detention.

The participants reviewed and discussed the prevailing grim situation and it was observed that Indian authorities, instead of implementing a realistic and political approach for the resolution of Kashmir dispute, are following their obsessive dogma.

Gilani said harassing the leadership and people is aimed at silencing them as they are supporting the cause of Kashmir and have been kept behind the bars without any trial.

Referring to Kashmir dispute, he said that it was the world’s oldest unresolved dispute and added that it was bone of contention between India and Pakistan and a potential threat to peace in the region. He called upon the people to boycott upcoming by-elections of parliamentary segments and urged to follow the spirit as was illustrated by people during Srinagar and Budgam by-polls.


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