Kashmir can only be solved through UN, tripartite talks: APHC

Srinagar: Describing the romping campaign by BJP, Congress and other pro-India political parties of Jammu and Kashmir for ‘so called’ Assembly Elections as a useless stunt the Hurriyat Conference (M) Wednesday said the Kashmir Issue was a stark reality which could not be wished away and which could be resolved only through the implementation of UN resolutions on Kashmir or through a purposeful and meaningful dialogue among all the three parties to the dispute.

Reacting sharply to the suggestion of a BJP leader that pro freedom leadership should shun their stand on Kashmir and participate in main stream politics the spokesman of APHC described it as ignorance of BJP leadership about Kashmir Issue and ground realities of the state. 

The Hurriyat said that Jammu & Kashmir is a disputed territory on United Nations agenda and Hurriyat Conference is engaged in a struggle to find a peaceful resolution of Kashmir Issue acceptable to the people of Jammu & Kashmir. Politics of Power and Concession is not part of Hurriyat Agenda.

 The statement further said, so called election is a useless exercise and is associated with the administrative arrangement and this process neither in past has changed the disputed status of Kashmir nor is it going to do in future. 

The statement read that the stand of BJP not to talk to resistance leadership of Kashmir is not only away from the political realities of Kashmir but it does not conform to the universally accepted means of dispute settlement. 

It said that such a stand cannot change the nature and status of Kashmir Issue. The resolutions passed by United Nations in addition to providing a legitimate legal status to Kashmir Dispute also provide a mechanism to settle this dispute through its reference to the people. 

The statement said that adopting a stubborn stand cannot help in finding a solutions to problems and so far as Kashmir Issue is concerned it has become the cause of military confrontations between India and Pakistan in the past and now when both these countries possess nuclear weapons the need for a solution through dialogue has become all the more important.

The spokesman further said that the Pro Indian parties of Jammu & Kashmir have always exploited the political and economic interest of the people and now the way these parties are shedding crocodile tears for Kashmiries by making demands of the resolution of Kashmir Issue and revocation of the black-law (AFSPA) is nothing but an attempt to befool the people. He said the fact is that these parties have actually been responsible for the imposition of black-laws and for killing a generation as well as for creating hurdles in the resolution of Kashmir Issue. He said that these leaders are expert in changing colors like chameleon for their petty interests.

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