Srinagar: Union Home Minister Raj Nath Singhs statement that Kashmir was always with India and will remain a part of it, has evoked sharp reactions from Hurriyat Conference (G).
In a statement issued here, a spokesperson of the party terming it egoistic approach of India, said that such rhetoric and parroting cant change the reality about Kashmir dispute.
Ridiculing the statement of Raj Nath Singh that referendum must be conducted in Pakistan, the spokesperson said that India is aware about the possible results of referendum in Kashmir and that is the reason they are resorting to such meaningless statements.
He said that Kashmir is internationally accepted issue and deferring this issue will lead to an uncertainty in state and prove a squabble & bone of contention between two countries.
The spokesperson said it is because of the Kashmir issue that both countries are investing a large amount of budget on arms and ammunitions, while as majority in India are a living a miserable life. They even lack basic amenities to sustain their life and virtually facing starvation like situation.
He is no more different than Late Sardar Patel as he also used to speak same language. However, it has not changed the ground realities nor people of Jammu Kashmir will succumb to any pressure, he added.
He said the uncertainty is prevailing since half century, it continues and said that harsh and egotistical statements never change ground realities, instead it will badly effect the position of India and will raise questions on its claims for being a big democracy in world.
India is aspiring for membership in UNO & on the other hand resorting to military might & smashing all basic rights in Jammu & Kashmir.
India instead of blaming Pakistan should realize that it is their arrogant approach creating impediments and hurdles in peaceful resolution of Kashmir issue & Pakistan has always pleaded for peaceful settlement. They always followed positive strategy about Kashmir issue while as India always adopted egoistic approach and talks in terms of war, said the spokesperson.
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