Kashmir Committee calls on Sajad, Abbas, Soz, ors
Srinagar, June 5: The 3-member non-governmental Kashmir Committee on Sunday called on Sajad Gani Lone, Moulana Abbas Ansari, Prof Saifuddin Soz and others.
SAJAD GANI LONE
The panel called on the chairman of Peoples Conference Sajad Gani Lone at his Sannat Nagar residence.
During the interaction with the panel, Sajad asked Ram Jehtmalani to use his good offices in Supreme Court for creation of legal cell for Kashmiris.
“I advised him to set up the panel of lawyers for free legal aid to Kashmiris, who want to approach the Highest Court for issues ranging from human rights abuses to administrative affairs,” Sajad told Greater Kashmir.
Sajad said, he also explained to the panel that his roadmap “Achievable Nationhood was realistic accommodation for the claims of all stakeholders.”
“I told them that it is important to make the distinction between the aspirations and grievances of Kashmiris. Aspirations are a measure of the political sentiments of Kashmiris and they cannot be passed off as grievances. Grievances have micro parameters and could pertain to incompatibility with some aspect of the political system,” he said.
MOULANA ABBAS ANSARI
During the meeting with the panel, Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen patron Moulana Abbas Ansari said that tripartite talks were must for the resolution of the Kashmir issue.
“The bilateral talks won’t yield any results and it is necessary to involve Pakistan for resolving the long pending dispute,” Moulana’s son Masroor Ansari quoted senior Ansari as having told the Committee.
Masroor said that they welcomed the revival of the Committee as this endeavour would help in creating awareness among the masses about Kashmir issue.
The 3-member committee called on the Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) Prof Saifuddin Soz, whose party is the part of the NC-led coalition Government here.
“Congress party will do everything to promote dialogue between people of Kashmir including Hurriyat with the Government of India,” Soz said.
The Committee told him that they met cross section of society and had taken their views into account.
Pertinently, the coalition government had recently stated that the Kashmir Committee has no “locus standi” on Kashmir.
The panel also called on Muslim Khawateen Markaz leader Yasmeen Raja at her Pampore residence on city outskirts.
“India has been never sincere in resolving the Kashmir issue and has always resorted to delay tactics to hinder the resolution,” she told the panel.
The Doctors Association of Kashmir led by its President Dr Nissar - Ul -Hassan informed the panel that post traumatic stress disorders were showing an alarming increase in the Valley due to the conflict.
“Though we are not part of any political party, but being the state subjects, we cannot be insensitive to the sufferings of Kashmiris. We demanded that Kashmir issue should be resolved in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of the people, ” DAK members said.
Pertinently, the 3-member Committee comprising Jethmalani, former Foreign Secretary
V K Grover and rights activist Madhu Kishwar arrived here last week to hold dialogue with different shades of opinion.
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