Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani today expressed satisfaction over the Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's statement in which he said Kashmiris are the basic party to Kashmir dispute, terming it highly encouraging.
"Sharief's statement after the cancellation of NSA level talks in which he termed the Kashmiris as basic party instead of third party to the Kashmir dispute, is very encouraging and highly appreciable," Geelani, in a statement today, said, appealing to the rulers of Pakistan to maintain the consistency and firmness on their recently adopted stand with regard to Kashmir.
"The case of Kashmiri nation is very strong and if Pakistan continues to pursue this case strongly in future, it will be impossible for India to continue with its rigid stand and will have to accept the ground realities. The cancellation of the NSA- level talks have proved a blessings in disguise for us and this time the whole world has come to know that Kashmir is not any Siachin and Sircreek like border disputes between India and Pakistan but is the issue of the future of 13 million people living in this region," Geelani said, appealing to the world bodies to accept the reality that the Kashmir issue can't be settled through Indo-Pak bilateral talks.
"If referendum can be held in East Timor, East Sudan and Scotland then why can't in Kashmir. The UN resolutions should be implemented in this region and the promises made with the people fulfilled," Geelani said.