Hurriyat (G) Flays Mirwaiz’s Statement

Hurriyat (G) Flays Mirwaiz’s Statement

21 March 2012
Greater Kashmir


Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) on Wednesday expressed its reservations on the Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Muhammad Umar Farooq’s recent statement at the 19th UN Human Rights Council Session in Geneva, terming it contrary to the basic constitution of the amalgam. Mirwaiz had said the Hurriyat would not demand international intervention on the Kashmir issue if separatists were involved in talks between India and Pakistan on it (Kashmir issue). The Hurriyat (G), at its advisory council meeting held here today with its chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani in chair, said the amalgam had reservations on this stand of Mirwaiz. “It is unacceptable to us,” said a spokesman of the Hurriyat in a statement today, adding that “the abdication of demand for international intervention and mediation will cause an irredeemable damage to the Kashmir cause.” “Although we believe in desisting from issuing statements which may lead to any confrontation, but here we want to put forth the amalgam’s basic stand on this matter so that the people remain aware about the sensitive matters and that we also want that put across a message to the international community that Hurriyat has reservations on this stand of Mirwaiz,” said the spokesman, adding that “New Delhi has always been trying that international community should not come in between India and Pakistan on Kashmir issue so that it would succeed in its plan of usurping Kashmir.” Speaking on the occasion, Geelani said, “The Hurriyat Conference constitution was prepared in 1993. It is clarified in this constitution that the most democratic, easy and practicable solution to Kashmir issue was only possible through the implementation of UN Resolutions and this Forum (Hurriyat) will carry forward the struggle with the demand for plebiscite as its basis. It is also mentioned in the Hurriyat constitution that in case a need arises for tripartite talks, these should be held under the supervision of UN or any friendly country so that the final settle of Kashmir issue is made possible.” “Being the trustee of peoples’ unparalleled sacrifices, the Hurriyat looks upon it imperative to make its basic stand clear to avoid any confusion among the people on it,” Geelani said.