‘Hurriyat will support all initiatives to resolve Kashmir dispute’ » Kashmir Media Service

Srinagar, May 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has said that the Hurriyat leadership will support all the peace initiatives that are aimed at peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute.

“Hurriyat is willing to support every initiative which is aimed at peaceful resolution of the dispute keeping in view the sentiments and aspirations of the people of Kashmir,” Mirwaiz said while addressing the Friday congregation at the historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar.

He said that Pakistan Prime Minister, Imran Kahn’s offer of holding a dialogue on all the outstanding issues should be taken seriously by New Delhi. “Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s oft repeated offer of dialogue on all issues between India and Pakistan including Kashmir issue should be seriously considered by the new dispensation in New Delhi as the way forward.”

He said that as the people of India overwhelmingly voted for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party back into power, this mandate gives PM Modi the opportunity and the power to play a decisive role in the resolution of the long pending Kashmir conflict.

The Mirwaiz said all Kashmiris irrespective of their organizational affiliations are speaking in one voice about the urgent need for resolution of the conflict. “It is an opportune time to initiate political processes which enables and facilitates conflict resolution.”

The Mirwaiz said resolution of the Kashmir dispute can transform both India and Pakistan and usher in a new era of stability and progress in South Asia, free from punishing military budgets and fear of conflict, bringing the much needed relief to the hapless people of Kashmir.

Meanwhile, the Acting Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Abdul Hameed Butt, in a statement in Srinagar said thousands of Kashmiris have been languishing in different jails of India and the territory for their political belief. He expressed concern over the plight of Kashmiri prisoners and said the international community needs to take steps for their release.

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