Molvi Abbas: Kashmir Doesn’t Need US Intervention

Ready to hold meaningful dialogue with Delhi

SRINAGAR: Rejecting the option of United States intervention in Kashmir to help  resolve the six decade old Kashmir dispute, Senior Huriyat Conference leader and Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen patron, Maulana Abbas Ansari Friday said that if the Huriyat leadership gets invitation for the ‘meaningful’ talks from New Dehli, it will accept the offer.

Talking to Kashmir News Service, Maulana Ansari, who led the Huriyat Conference in several rounds of talks with New Delhi during his chairmanship in early 2004, said that the US intervention in Kashmir was not acceptable. “It is the US  which is cause of instability of South Asia and rest of the world at present. They are after their interests as they have a corporate mindset. All the troubles we are witnessing at present emanate from US interventions,” Maulana said.

Stating that any future talks with New Delhi will only be held if dignity of Kashmiris is upheld. “Invitation letter must come from Delhi and then a decision about going into talks can be taken”, Ansari said. “Delhi must invite us on the pattern that was adopted by Atal Bihari Vajpayee government in 2004. “We want Delhi to invite us with sincerity and the dialogue must be purposeful and result oriented,” veteran separatist leader said.

Maulana Abbas said: “Kashmir issue must be the centre of the discussion. We don’t want the invitations for tea and snacks. We want Delhi to come out with the straight forward attitude so that Kashmir issue could be resolved with the consent of all the parties.” (KNS)

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