Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday asked Prime Minister NarendraModi to resolve Kashmir issue through talks if he really believed in dialogue as an institution for resolving issues.
Addressing the Friday gathering at historic Jamia Masjid here, Mirwaiz said that resolution of Kashmir issue was need of the hour for everlasting peace in South Asia. "It is because of the Kashmir issue that peace is elusive to South Asia. It's high time that India shuns its rigid approach and takes concrete steps for the resolution of the vexed issue."
Quoting Prime Minister's recent speech at Brussels that "all issues can be resolved by means of dialogue", Mirwaiz said that Hurriyat Conference (M) always supports dialogue for the resolution of issues. "If Prime Minister of India is serious about addressing the issue through dialogue, he must adopt walk-the-talk approach and start from the resolution of Kashmir issue which is lingering for past six decades," he said.
He said that on one hand Prime Minister Modi talks about resolving issues through dialogue, and on the other, New Delhi "along with its stooges in J&K adopt military approach to muzzle genuine dissent."
"Government of India has failed to take concrete steps towards resolution of Kashmir issue. What Indian leadership talks about has never been implemented on ground. This has been acknowledged by the world community as well," Mirwaiz said. He said there has been no sincere effort by New Delhi for resolving the core issue of Kashmir.
"In the international forums, representatives of India advocate dialogue and talk high of being pro-dialogue, but on ground the policy adopted by New Delhi and the J&K government is averse to talks."
He said that Kashmir issue can't be resolved until all the three parties shun sit together and find a dignified solution acceptable to the people of all the three regions. "Hurriyat will act as a bridge between India and Pakistan for finding an amicable solution," Mirwaiz said.
He said that New Delhi must show sincerity towards resolving the issue which is the biggest threat to peace and start meaningful dialogue with Pakistan with active participation of people. "World struggles are witness that genuine dissent can't be crushed through military might. Kashmir is a political problem that needs to be addressed with sincerity, not by military might," Mirwaiz said.
Mirwaiz said that the Hurriyat led by him will continue its efforts to "keep the momentum of the on-going resistance movement alive."