Kashmir Committee meets Nayeem, Shah, Mir ors
‘SEPARATISTS FOR PEACEFUL RESOLUTION OF K-ISSUE’
Srinagar, June 3: The Kashmir Committee on Friday met various separatist leaders here and discussed the Kashmir issue threadbare.
Continuing their mission Kashmir, the four member panel on second day of their visit met National Front chairman Nayeem Ahmed Khan, DFP chief, Shabir Ahmad Shah and leaders of JKLF (R), besides other non-political groups.
NAYEEM AHMED KHAN
During interaction with the panel, National Front chairman, Nayeem Ahmed Khan stressed on them that the resolution of Kashmir was must for peace in the sub-continent.
“The resolution of Kashmir should be in the historical perspective and in consonance with the sentiments and aspirations of masses,” Nayeem said.
The NF chairman told them that “Kashmir was a political issue and our struggle is not based against any community or the region.”
“Our movement belongs to all state subjects of Jammu and Kashmir irrespective of their caste, creed, colour and religion,” he said.
Nayeem impressed upon them that there should be consensus among the Indian parliament and civil society groups for resolving the Kashmir dispute.
“New Delhi should take concrete confidence building measures in the Valley and should begin it with the release of detainees and repeal of draconian laws,” he said, adding Kashmiris were the worst sufferers of long pending conflict
“Any initiative for the resolution of issue is always welcome,” he added.
SHABIR AHMED SHAH
Democratic Freedom Party president, Shabir Ahmed Shah stressed on them that Kashmir issue should be resolved in accordance with UN resolutions.
“If the referendum was carried in South Sudan and East Timor, why it cannot be held here? If the resolutions of UN are not practicable, then tripartite talks between Kashmiris, India and Pakistan should be initiated for resolving the issue,” Shah told them.
Shah told them that civil society groups of India, Pakistan could build pressure on their respective governments to resolve the dispute in sync with the sentiments of people.
FAROOQ AHMAD DAR, JAVED MIR
Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (R) chairman Farooq Ahmad Dar alias Bitta Karatey and senior vice-chairman, Javed Ahmed Mir told the delegation that India should change its traditional attitude vis-à-vis Kashmir issue.
They clarified that killings, arrests, detentions, lawlessness and talks could not go together. “Kashmiris are peace loving people and want the resolution of Kashmir through talks,” they added.
Other leaders of party Wajahat Qureshi, Haroon Kashmiri, Umar Hayat Khan and Fayaz Ahmed Shah were also present.
The group also visited the family of assassinated Jamiat-e- Ahlihadees chief, Moulana Showkat Ahmed Shah.
Talking to Greater Kashmir, panel convener, Madhu Kishwar said the meetings with separatist groups were held in very cordial atmosphere.
“Everybody was unanimous in their view for peaceful and enduring resolution of Kashmir,” she said, adding the killers of Moulana Showkat Ahmed Shah and the "people behind the conspiracy should be unmasked".
“We request speedy justice in the case,” she said.
Kishwar said they also interacted with surrendered militants and cross LOC traders.
Pertinently, the four member committee arrived here Thursday to hold dialogue with the different shades of opinion
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