‘Tripartite talks only way to solve Kashmir’
NISAR AHMED THOKAR
Islamabad, May 15: Terming resumption of dialogue process between India and Pakistan a positive development the Kashmiri leaders have stressed the need for involving Kashmiris’ genuine leadership in the negotiation process to make it a result oriented exercise.
These assertions were made by Prof. Nazir Ahmed Shawl the Executive Director of Kashmir Centre London in a press conference cum book launching ceremony held at a local hotel hereon Saturday. Accompanied by Barrister Abdul Majid Tramboo the Executive Director of Kashmir Centre Brussels, APHC-M convener Mehmood Ahmed Saghar, Z U Khan, the advisor to AJK president, Prof. Shawl maintained that bilateral parleys would yet again prove to be a futile exercise in case the authentic voices of Kashmir were not taken on board.
Describing Kashmiris as the principle party to the dispute he said, “We welcome resumption of dialogue process between the two countries but the focus has to be on the resolution of Kashmir dispute”. He said that Pakistan should also ensure that the forthcoming talks should be Kashmir centric. During their interactions with various Pakistani leaders he said that they have assured them that Pakistan would remain stick to its traditional stance on Kashmir.
He made it clear that dialogue would be fruitful only when genuine leadership of Kashmir would be present on the negotiating table. He said that Kashmiris have always supported tripartite talks to seek a just and equitable solution of Kashmir dispute.
Regarding unity within the separatist leadership he said that there was a dire need to have close coordination and working relationship between all the actors working on different fronts. “Whether it is militancy, political or diplomatic front there has to be close coordination and all of them have to be inter-related”, he said adding that this harmony and concurrence at all levels was need of the hour.
Citing various bilateral agreements he said that bilateralism has miserably failed to yield any positive results. He said that table talk has its importance but significance of resistance movement can’t be just ignored adding that struggle should be continued at all fronts.
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