Involve Kashmiris in Indo-Pak talks: Malik
‘Recognise transition into peaceful, democratic movement’
Srinagar, Mar 11: Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Thursday said India and the international community should recognise the transition of Kashmiri freedom struggle into a peaceful and a democratic movement.
“India and the international committee should recognise and respect the transition of the Kashmiri freedom struggle into a peaceful and non-violent democratic movement,” Malik told a visiting two-member delegation from the British High Commission in New Delhi.
“In this situation, there is a need to create a genuine political space for the Kashmiri leadership and bring to an end all forms of human rights violations in the state,” Malik told the delegation comprising First Secretary, Victoria L Whitford and Political Advisor in HC, Sushil Aaron who called on him at his party headquarters here.
The interaction with the delegation lasted for more an hour.
He said Kashmiris supported talks between India and Pakistan for the resolution of all pending disputes, including Kashmir issue, and they should be involved in the dialogue process.
“Kashmir is not a territorial or border dispute between India and Pakistan. Kashmiris are the major stake holders and should be involved as a primary party in the dialogue process. All the three parties (India, Pakistan and Kashmir) should resolve the issue though dialogue process and the resolution should be acceptable to all three parties,” he said.
Malik along with JKLF vice chairman, Bashir Ahmad Bhat, urged the diplomats that Britain maintaining cordial relationship with India and Pakistan should press both the countries to resolve the Kashmir issue which has been pending for the past more than six decades.
Hailing the recent foreign secretary level talks between India and Pakistan, Malik expressed hope that this dialogue between the two countries was transparent and time bound.
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