SEPARATISTS NOT IMPRESSED

Mirwaiz Umar Rejects Report

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, May 24: While rejecting the New Delhi-appointed interlocutors’ report on Kashmir, Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Thursday said that Kashmir issue has to be solved outside the Constitutions of India and Pakistan.
“When interlocutors were appointed we rejected their appointment. Kashmir issue has to be resolved politically. We have a clear policy that solution should be according to aspirations of people. The predominant point of Azadi is missing in the report. These can only be CBMs, not the solution of Kashmir issue. Recommendations, committees, sub-committees are waste of time. It is not a matter of recommendations, there is need of political will for solving Kashmir dispute,” Mirwaiz said at a press conference at his Nigeen residence here.
Lambasting the government for viewing the Kashmir dispute as an issue of center-state relations, Mirwaiz said, “They should realize the aspirations of people at earliest. We never demanded decentralization of powers but solution of Kashmir issue. There is need of political will to solve the issue. They solution has to be between Delhi, Srinagar, Muzafarabad and Islamabad. Kashmir issue has to be solved outside the Constitutions of India and Pakistan.”
Mirwaiz also said that Kashmir society has been shown a fragmented society with different demands “but I want to make it clear that we are united. They may project us in different groups with different demands. Majority of people want the solution of Kashmir issue according to their wishes.”
On being asked that some of the recommendations in the report match with the demands of Hurriyat Conference regarding CBMs, Mirwaiz said, “Some CBMs can create a situation for political dialogue, but not solution. AFSPA, demilitarization, trade, economic incentives can only be CBMs not the solution, we believe that state in totality existed in 1947, not 1953 and 1975. 1947 should be the reference point for solution of Kashmir issue.”
While hitting New Delhi for ‘delaying’ the solution of Kashmir issue, Mirwaiz said, “As the saying goes that if India has to delay a solution, they form committees. But time has come for the solution of Kashmir issue.”
Mirwaiz also reiterated the stand of the amalgam that Kashmir issue has to be resolved through tripartite dialogue or through United Nations resolutions.
Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Shah Geelani said that the report has ignored the aspirations and historical aspect of Kashmir issue.
“They have not taken care of aspirations of people. They have not touched the sentiment of Azadi at all. They forgot the promises their leaders have made with us. They have not gone through historical background. What about UN resolutions.” Geelani said.  “In September 2010, Chidambaram said that Kashmir is an issue of broken promises, but what they come up with now. They are actually implementing the design of RSS (Rashtriya Sayamsewak Sangh). It is their design to make Ladakh a Union Territory, grant Jammu a special status. Then Kashmir will be turned into a military state. People will be forced to migrate.
JKLF Chairman Yasin Malik accused the framers of report of trying to divide J&K on various lines, “The decision not to meet them has proved right. Whole report is based on complete intellectual bankruptcy without any historical base. They tried their level best to divide J&K on ethnic and communal lines which will be a very dangerous trend for whole of south Asia. Kashmir issue needs a settlement in accordance with the political aspirations of people of J&K which is completely missing in whole report.”
Senior Hurriyat leader Shabir Ahmed Shah while out rightly rejecting the report said, “We demand Azadi. Azadi is the only solution for Kashmir issues not the self rule, autonomy and other such recommendations. It was just time consuming process. We reject it.”
Calling the report as the tactic of New Delhi to divert the attention of civil society of India and world community after 2010 unrest, National Front Chief Nayeem Ahmed Khan said, “Time has proved that it was an exercise in futility. India after uprising 2010 wanted to divert attention of Indian civil society and mislead their own Parliament and global opinion by appointing these persons who were given fellowship on Kashmir. India is deceiving its own people. However it has vindicated our stand that Kashmir is an international recognized dispute which should be resolved according to aspirations and wishes of Jammu and Kashmir irrespective of caste, creed and color. These interlocutors actually tried to divide Jammu and Kashmir on the basis of language, religion and region.
Chairman JKLF (H) Javaid Ahmed Mir said, “We fight for freedom not for these recommendations. Even Government of India did not give these visits and report any importance. Why should we bother about it? The issue has to be solved according to the aspirations of people.”

Lastupdate on : Thu, 24 May 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 24 May 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Fri, 25 May 2012 00:00:00 IST




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