Shah urges India and Pak for meaningful dialogue to resolve Kashmir
24 July 2002
The Hindustan Times
Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Freedom Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) Chairman, Shabir Ahmed Shah on Wednesday urged both India and Pakistan to enter into meaningful dialogue for resolving Kashmir issue. ''It is necessary that both the countries sit together and solve Kashmir problem permanently so that the people of this state no longer suffer any more,'' he said while addressing the people at Rajiv Nagar near Qasim Nagar, where terrorists killed 29 labourers and wounded several others on July 13. He stressed need for dialogue between the representatives of three regions of Jammu and Kashmir with those from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir for possible solution to the problem. Expressing sympathies with the families of whose relatives were killed and wounded by militants, Shah said the killing of innocent civilians is a crime and those who indulged in this carnage should be punished, irrespective of their religion, cast or creed.