Chairman of National Front (NF) and Hurriyat Conference (G) leader Nayeem Ahmad Khan today said "Kashmir dispute cannot be resolved by killing unarmed people, maiming peaceful protesters and putting thousands in jails."
"New Delhi must shun its illogical stance on Kashmir and accept that it is a long lasting political dispute which can only be resolved by political measures. It must come forward with historical confessions about Kashmir dispute to ensure lasting peace and stability in the region," Khan said in a statement.
"Cold blooded murder of 77 unarmed people during last more than two months and injuring of over 12000 have deeply hurt the Kashmiri nation re," he said.
"Unabated killings at the hands of police and forces have bruised the conscience of every conscious soul and the local agents of New Delhi are alone in praising their master to prolong their political power," he said.
Nayeem appealed people to pray for the speedy recovery of injured in congregational Eid prayers. He also appealed them to pray for the martyrs and their families who have lost their kith and kin at the hands of forces.
"Families whose nears and dears have been put behind bars and sent to far off jails also deserve our attention," Khan said.
He paid tributes to Abdul Qayoom of Aali Kadal, Sayar Ahmad Sheikh of Shopian and Yawar Ahmad Dar of Botengoo Islamabad (Anantnag) who were slain since yesterday.
Strongly condemning the maiming of thousands of unarmed protesters, Nayeem Khan said, "Men in uniform have been given clear instructions to use blind force to silent the peace loving Kashmiris and crush their democratic movement. People of Kashmir have exhibited utmost discipline during last more than two months of mass uprising and they want a permanent resolution to the Kashmir dispute so that the people of India, Pakistan and Kashmir can live peaceful and dignified life. However, peaceful Kashmiris are being reciprocated with bullets, pellets, PAVA and like weapons resulting in their deaths and injuries."