On the occasion of 'Kashmir Solidarity Day', Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Sunday thanked Pakistan for "extending unflinching support to Kashmir cause and standing with the Kashmiris all the time."
In a statement, Mirwaiz said "we appreciate the government of Pakistan and its leadership who for the past seven decades, despite difficult and testing times for the country itself, have always extended all possible support to our political movement for the resolution of Kashmir issue in accordance with our aspirations and to end uncertainty and discord in the region." "Pakistan being one of the main parties to Kashmir issue has always played a leading role in helping Kashmir's resistance movement by providing every possible political and diplomatic support both regionally as well as at the international level," he said.
"The resolution of the Kashmir issue lies in either the implementation of the United Nations' resolutions or through the alternative route of dialogue among New Delhi, Islamabad and Kashmiris," he said. He said until the main issue is unaddressed, Kashmir will continue to "bleed" and "hostility between India and Pakistan will continue which at any point can take a turn for the worse as both are nuclear powers."
"New Delhi's obduracy and inflexibility over the resolution of the dispute while ignoring the ground realities and political actualities of Kashmir are prolonging our suffering and the dangerous situation in the subcontinent," Mirwaiz said.
"Indian leadership cannot always remain in denial of the reality of Kashmir nor can it forever suppress the just demands of the people and persecute them."
He said "it is high time that GOI address the issue and takes practical steps to initiate meaningful transparent and result-orientated dialogue both with Islamabad as well as people of Kashmir and "end the environment of confrontation of close to a quarter of a century in the region the maximum brunt of which is being borne by the people of J&K."