Mirwaiz asks India, Pak to admit ‘futility’ of bilateral talks

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Wednesday asked India and Pakistan to acknowledge futility of bilateral talks between the two countries due to snub to       

Mirwaiz had convened an extraordinary meeting of its Executive Council members at Nigeen here where the participants discussed ongoing political situation with special emphasis on the proposed meeting between National Security Advisors of India and Pakistan besides discussing in detail Indo-Pak tension on borders.

“The participants stated that Hurriyat has always advocated for the friendly ties between India and Pakistan. However, this reality should be acknowledged that bilateral talks between them have in past not succeeded by ignoring the political emotions and aspirations of Kashmiris,” a spokesman of the amalgam said in a statement.

Expressing serious concern over the loss of life and property on the borders due to increased hostility between India and Pakistan, the Hurriyat Conference urged two countries to exhibit patience and show political farsightedness to deal with the tense situation.

Terming the good relations between India and Pakistan inevitable for the peace of the region, the Hurriyat reiterated that Kashmir was the core issue between the two countries and its resolution was imperative for bringing peace and stability to South Asia.

Asserting that no negotiations could be successful without taking Kashmiri aspirations into account, the amalgam said that the hostile situation could lead to dangerous consequences anytime, if the Kashmir issue remains unresolved.

“As such, the participants stated that the leadership of both the nations should exhibit political courage and farsightedness and take bold steps to resolve the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the aspirations and emotions of Kashmiris.”

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