Asserting that Kashmir dispute is a reality which needs a political solution, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), headed by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, today said, "the government of India should take sincere steps for its resolution so that peace prevails in the trouble ravaged region."
"It is an irony that a human and political issue is being dealt on the basis of military might while ignoring the exact reality of the issue," the APHC spokesman, in a statement today, said, condemning the "stubborn" approach adopted by the New Delhi and the "reign of terror unleashed by the forces across Kashmir."
"The military might may cause hurdles in achieving the final goal but it can't suppress the genuine sentiment in Kashmir," he said.
Paying tributes to two militants, Aqib Itoo and Suhail Ahmad, killed at Gopalpora in Kulgam district, the spokesman said, "Kashmiri nation is fighting for a genuine cause and youth are spilling their blood for the sacred cause."
"It is because of the iron fist policy of the government that the Kashmiri youth are picking up arms as a means of resistance. It is because of the New Delhi's anti-Kashmir policy that Kashmiri youth are left with no option other than to take to armed struggle. Kashmir issue is consuming human lives, be it those of civilians or armed youth or government forces which has given rise to a tragic situation which needs to be addressed seriously," he said.
"Kashmir dispute continues to linger on for the past seven decades and no military step has proved successful to resolve it so far which clearly indicates that the issue needs a political settlement," he said.