Putting Kashmir To Back-Burner Can Have Grave Consequences: JKLF

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Srinagar – Voicing his concern over the core Kashmir dispute being put to back-burner at the recent meeting between the foreign ministers of India and Pakistan, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Wednesday warned of its disastrous consequences having global ramifications. It urged the rulers in India and Pakistan not to put the future of upcoming Kashmiri generation into dark for better prospects of their own people.

Addressing a public meeting at Seer near Sopore, JKLF chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, said, Indian and Pakistani foreign ministers recently held parleys and singed many agreements between them. “We see renewed bonhomie in their relations. Kashmiris welcome and support these goodwill gestures’ but at the same time the people of Kashmir as also conscientious people in India, Pakistan and rest of the world feel surprised and anguished at the core issue of Kashmir being pushed to the margins, without any progress on it,” he said.

Malik said Indian and Pakistani leadership was trying to build castles on the heaps of explosives but the wise men and women around know that such an approach can be termed as “foolish and loss of time.” He said putting Kashmir on the back burner may benefit the rulers in India and Pakistan but the selfish attitude could prove to be disastrous for the whole world especially the sub-continent.

“We also want to transfer to our next generation a life without the burdens of conflict, discord and hardship. We too wish our next generation a happy and progressive life and rid them of conflict and unstable life.

Malik said sidelining Kashmir issue could not make the world any safer but would instead make it a much dangerous place to live in. “Wisdom and statesmanship requires us to resolve Kashmir issue on priority with the active participation of Kashmiris.”

Among those present on the occasion were: Advocate Bashir Ahmad Bhat, Noor Muhammad Kalwal and Showkat Ahmad Bakshi.

Addressing the rally, Advocate Bashir Ahmad Bhat said the martyrs had laid down their lives for a united independent Kashmir and JKLF being the custodian of their blood was committed to take this movement to its logical end. Observer News Service

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