Peace impossible as long as Pak aiding ultras: AL
15 January 2001
The Daily Excelsior
JAMMU: Awami League chairman- Kukka Parray (MLA) has said that as long as Pakistan continues to support fundamentalist forces and ultras to engage in self-destructive pursuits, the peace in sub-continent shall remain a far cry. In a press statement issued here today, the Kashmiri leader alleged that Pakistan was busy in promoting fundamentalism and destructive activities in the neighbouring countries is was posing a major threat to the peace in Asia. He said India has always taken a lead in her initiatives for peace in the region with all sincerity. Despite Karachi agreement, Tashkent agreement, Shimla accord and Lahore Declaration, but Pak scuttled all the peace initiatives for its blind desire for Kashmir. He pointed out that when Indian Prime Minister took bold step of Lahore bus yatra, Pakistan's response was Kargil intrusion. Mr Parray said that in light of these hard historical facts, India must tred with a more cautious approach with any peace talks with Pakistan and also take serious note of the ground realities in the contest of hysterical war cries of Jehadi forces from Pak soil. He said that as a response to unilateral cease-fire fundamentalist forces are engaged in killing spree in the Valley. Mr Parray said that terrorism and fundamentalism have to be fought unitedly by all peace loving Nations at all levels by all forums. The Kashmiri leader regretted the decision of New Delhi to willy-nilly confer on the desperate secessionist groups some form of representative character by conceding them a trip to Pakistan. He said these groups have no representative character as they have no agenda for the people of J&K. The APHC people have only acted at the behest of Pakistan carrying and furthering Pak agenda in Kashmir and are squarely responsible for unprecedented ethnic cleansing and killing of thousands innocents in Kashmir. He said their double speak about peace on matters concerning the aspirations of Kashmiris is nothing but remains a part of unfinished business of Pak designs on Kashmir.