Dialogue is the only way to resolve Kashmir dispute: Mirwaiz

Srinagar, May 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Juma-tul-Wida was observed with religious fervor across Kashmir.

The largest gathering was witnessed at Jamia Masjid Srinagar where thousands of faithful offered Juma prayers. The day was also observed as Youm-e-Qudus and Youm-e-Kashmir, call for which was given by All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani and Chairman Hurriyat Forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq addressing Juma-tul-Vida at Jama Masjid in Srinagar said that Kashmir dispute cannot be resolved militarily or through confrontation but by dialogue and deliberations. He said Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s repeated offer of dialogue on all issues between India and Pakistan including Kashmir dispute should be seriously considered by New Delhi as the way forward.

He said as people of India overwhelmingly voted for Narendra Modi and his party back into power, this mandate gives Indian PM Modi the opportunity and the power to play a decisive role in the resolution of the long-pending Kashmir dispute which has consumed generations of Kashmiris and is preventing durable peace and development in the entire region.

He said today all Kashmiris irrespective of their organizational affiliations are speaking in one voice about the urgent need for resolution of the conflict so it is an opportune time to initiate political processes to enable and facilitate resolution of the lingering dispute.

Mirwaiz said as in the past Hurriyat is willing to support every such initiative which aims at a peaceful resolution of the dispute keeping in view the sentiments and aspirations of the people of Kashmir who are the main stakeholders.

Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen held various Quds rallies throughout the valley in which a large number of people participated.

In this connection the main rally was held at Chattabal in Srinagar which was led by Maulana Masroor Ansari and culminated at Hamna Crossing.

Thousands of people participated in the rally who raised high-pitched slogans against India and Israel and expressed solidarity with the people of Kashmir and Palestine. The participants of the rally had banners and placards in their hands inscribed with anti-India and anti-Israel slogans.

Masroor Ansari addressing on the occasion condemned India and Israel for their atrocities and brutalities on Kashmiris and Palestinians respectively.

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