No gag on thoughts: Hurriyat (M)

‘Policy decisions taken in larger interests of movement’

Srinagar: The All Parties Hurriyat Conference (M) has said there were no restriction on the thoughts or views of its constituent members, as it was the representative of the peoples’ stand based on the principle of collectivism. 

The conglomerate was apparently reacting to recent remarks of an executive member that Kashmir was in dire need of an alternative resolution process in view of UN’s failure to live up to its commitments

In a statement issued after a meeting of Executive Council headed by chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, the conglomerate said that its policy decisions were taken ‘in larger interest of the movement’, on the basis of agreed collective view keeping in consideration the individual views of its members.

The meeting was attended by Professor Abdul Ghani Bhat, Moulana Mohammad Abbas Ansari, Agha Syed Hassan Al Moosvi Al Safvi, Musadiq Adil, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza and Khalil Mohammad Khalil, the representative of Bilal Ghani Lone.

In the meeting the members reiterated that Hurriyat (M) was pursuing a policy laid down in unanimously adopted Hurriyat constitution of 1993 and was working for a solution of Kashmir issue based either on the implementation of United Nations Resolutions or through a tripartite dialogue. 

The statement added that it was the constitutional responsibility of Hurriyat to take measures to find out a solution of Kashmir issue through United Nations resolutions or through a tripartite dialogue. It was also stated in the meeting that UN resolutions provide a solid legal basis to Kashmir dispute so it is the duty and responsibility of the world body to fulfill its obligations and keeping in view the feelings, aspirations and sacrifices of the people of Kashmir, find a solution of this long pending issue.

The leaders while describing the growing warmth between Pakistan and India in addressing their pending issues as a hopeful development said that Kashmir was the core issue between the two neighbours and without its consideration on priority basis the whole engagement between the two countries would remain fragile. 

In presence of the Kashmir issue all other issues become of secondary importance and regarding this issue the Kashmiri’s view point is of primary importance. In the meeting it was stressed on both the countries that bilateral engagement in the past without the participation of Kashmiris has not yielded any results and is not going to do so even now. 

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