Peace a dream sans Kashmir solution: Mirwaiz

Greater Kashmir

London, Apr 22: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Chairman of his faction of Hurriyat Conference, while speaking at a two-day conference at Cambridge in the UK said, the issue of Kashmir is central to Pakistan, India and peace in the region. Until there was a movement on the issue, Peace would remain a distant dream in South Asia.
The conference was held on the subject of “Pakistan-India Dialogue: Quest for Peace” which was organized by Allama Iqbal Fellow and Wolfson College University of Cambridge in collaboration with the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad. It started on 20 April and concluded the following day.
Emphasising the vital importance of the inclusion of Kashmiris in the talks between Pakistan and India, he said, “Until and unless there is a trilateral dialogue the things will not shape up.”
Mirwaiz said, if the solution of Kashmir had to be found outside the ambit of the UN Security Council resolutions, there were ways to do it but it had to be negotiated by the three concerned parties, Pakistan, India and the people of Kashmir. Supporting the current composite dialogue between Islamabad and New Delhi, he said, “Unless there is a genuine change on the ground situation, all talk of this dialogue will be in vain.”