Mirwaiz Rebuts Rajnath Singh’s Dialogue Call 

SRINAGAR — Rebutting the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh over his remarks that the Centre had offered ‘an unconditional dialogue to Hurriyat leadership’, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday said there was no such offer from the present dispensation in New Delhi.

Mirwaiz said contrary to the talks, Government of India wanted a military solution with a view to integrate Kashmir and even to do away with J&K’s special status. 

Taking to Twitter, Mirwaiz said the Hurriyat leadership has always maintained that the way forward to solve Kashmir is talks among all stakeholders of the dispute. 

“At Jamia today, to put the record straight the truth as all of Kashmir knows is that there never was any offer of “unconditional” talk at any point by this Govt, on the contrary all effort by this Govt has been towards a military solution with the view to integrate Kashmir and even do away with its special status.

Hurriyat has always maintained that the way forward is through sincere deliberations among the stakeholders India,Pak & people of Kashmir working towards a final settlement in keeping with the aspirations of the people of J&K,” Mirwaiz wrote on Twitter.

On Thursday, Rajnath Singh had claimed that if separatists in Kashmir had agreed to talk to an all-party delegation that went to meet them last year, perhaps government could have found one or the other way to resolve the “stalemate” in the Valley.

Singh said Hurriyat leaders “shut the doors”.

Speaking in the Rajya Sabha, Singh had dismissed the perception that the government is not willing to talk to separatists, saying it is because of such perception that things (in Kashmir) are not moving ahead.


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