Jama'at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir today asserted that the inclusion of real representatives of Kashmir in talks process between India and Pakistan is mandatory for resolving Kashmir dispute.
"It is the long standing desire of Jama'at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir to see the two neighbouring countries India and Pakistan having cordial relations and all the steps which may be taken including the ensuing foreign secretaries level talks for achieving this noble goal are welcome," a spokesman of Jamaat said in a statement.
"Jama'at-e-Islami being a representative organization of this part of J&K is duty bound to express the fact that the long standing contention going on between the two countries has its roots in the dispute of Kashmir which directly affects the interests and rights of more than one and a half crore people, forms the core issue. Keeping this historical fact in view, it is advisable for both the countries to include the Kashmiri people in any negotiations to make it result-oriented. The bilateral talks can never be fruitful in establishing permanent and durable peace in the sub-continent thought its temporary utility cannot be denied too," the spokesman added.