Mirwaiz Trashes PC’s Solution Claim11 December 2010
Srinagar: The chairman of the Hurriyat (M), Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, on Saturday put a question mark on the union home minister’s assertions about giving contours of a Kashmir solution within months, asking how a solution could emerge when no negotiations had taken place. “I find it surprising. Where will the solution come from when there have been no talks?” the Mirwaiz told pressmen after a Yaum-e-Hussian (AS) function organised by the Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen. “There is no question of a solution emerging unless all the three parties to the issue sit together at the negotiating table,” he said. “New Delhi is highly mistaken if it believes that it can resolve the Kashmir issue by talking to pro-India parties or announcing economic packages to distance Kashmiris from their movement,” he said. Earlier, speaking at the Hussian Day function, the Mirwaiz cautioned against elements which he said were bent upon selling out on sacrifices, and urged collective and concerted efforts irrespective of doctrinal and sectarian differences. “Those who are steadfast to their cause achieve their goals speedily,” he said. The Mirwaiz said that the role of being silent spectators to the suffering and atrocity being inflicted on Kashmiris would have to be given up, people would have to steel themselves to protest against this oppression. He lauded the people of Kashmir for the resolve and fortitude they had shown in the agitation of the past months. The Mirwaiz also castigated the state government for trying to malign the movement. “The government spared no efforts to malign our peaceful struggle sometimes by linking it to Maoists and sometimes to terrorism,” he said. “But despite this propaganda, the international community has recognised our struggle to be totally peaceful,” he said.