Mirwaiz hails Obama, Moons statements on Kashmir

3 November 2008
The News International
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Islamabad: Chairman All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has hailed on Monday the US Democratic presidential candidate, Barrack Obama, who emphasised the need for resolving long-standing Kashmir dispute. In a media interview in held Srinagar, Mirwaiz said: I welcome the growing interest of Barrack Obama in resolving the Kashmir dispute. The US and the internationally community have gradually recognised that the resolution of the Kashmir dispute was imperative for peace in South Asia, the KMS reported. The APHC chairman said it was high time to resolve the Kashmir dispute. The Kashmiris have been offering sacrifices for the cause. The international community should consider Kashmiris as the main party to the dispute and resolve it according to their aspirations, he added. Obama had said: We should probably try to facilitate a better understanding between Pakistan and India and try to resolve the Kashmir crisis. Mirwaiz, also welcomed the assertion of the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, who called for a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute. Meanwhile, Mirwaiz condemned the invoking of the black law - Public Safety Act - against Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yaseen Malik and other Hurriyat leaders Ghulam Nabi Sumji, Nayeem Ahmad Khan and Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori. He maintained that such tactics could not deter Kashmiris from continuing their liberation struggle. The APHC Chairman appealed the people to boycott the forthcoming so-called assembly polls and asked them not only stay away from the process but also launch campaign against it. Chairman All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has hailed on Monday the US Democratic presidential candidate, Barrack Obama, who emphasised the need for resolving long-standing Kashmir dispute. In a media interview in held Srinagar, Mirwaiz said I welcome the growing interest of Barrack Obama in resolving the Kashmir dispute. The US and the internationally community have gradually recognised that the resolution of the Kashmir dispute was imperative for peace in South Asia, the KMS reported. The APHC chairman said it was high time to resolve the Kashmir dispute. The Kashmiris have been offering sacrifices for the cause. The international community should consider Kashmiris as the main party to the dispute and resolve it according to their aspirations, he added. Obama had said We should probably try to facilitate a better understanding between Pakistan and India and try to resolve the Kashmir crisis. Mirwaiz, also welcomed the assertion of the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, who called for a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute. Meanwhile, Mirwaiz condemned the invoking of the black law - Public Safety Act - against Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yaseen Malik and other Hurriyat leaders Ghulam Nabi Sumji, Nayeem Ahmad Khan and Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori. He maintained that such tactics could not deter Kashmiris from continuing their liberation struggle. The APHC Chairman appealed the people to boycott the forthcoming so-called assembly polls and asked them not only stay away from the process but also launch campaign against it.