Hurriyat Extends Support To India, Pak On Kashmir Issue

Hurriyat Extends Support To India, Pak On Kashmir Issue

13 May 2013
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Srinagar: Moderate Hurriyat Conference today said it will extend all possible support to India and Pakistan if the two countries demonstrate political determination to resolve Kashmir issue in accordance to the wishes and aspirations of the people of the state. 'We are hopeful that the leadership of India and Pakistan, in the interest of better future of the south Asian region, will demonstrate political determination to resolve long standing Kashmir issue. Hurriyat will extend all possible support in this meaningful exercise,' the amalgam said in a statement after a joint meeting of its executive and general councils here. Congratulating people of Pakistan for their 'political maturity and farsightedness,' Hurriyat said the people of the country have given a historic verdict despite odds to safeguard their future. 'Hurriyat is hopeful that under the leadership of Sharif, a new and fruitful dialogue between India and Pakistan will be started to normalise relations at all levels besides meaningful and result-oriented steps to find an acceptable, honourable and lasting solution to Kashmir issue,' the release said. The meeting, chaired by Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, also congratulated Muslim League chief Mian Nawaz Sharif for the victory and expressed hope that a new chapter of dialogue will be started to resolve all outstanding issues between the two countries. The Hurriyat also hoped that New Delhi will extend its support to the new government in Pakistan in finding solutions to all outstanding issues including Kashmir to make the sub-continent a safer place for the people of the region. Meanwhile, JKLF Chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik also congratulated Sharif and his party for emerging victorious in Pakistani elections. 'Pakistani people by reposing confidence in Muslim league and Mian Nawaz Sharif have clearly indicated that people of Pakistan want to make Pakistan a strong democratic country,' Malik said in his congratulatory message. Malik hoped that Sharif and his government will not put the issue of Jammu and Kashmir on back burner and will work for the resolution on priority basis. 'Kashmiri's are hopeful that Sharif will try to make negotiations with India institutionalized, will ensure the active involvement of people of Jammu and Kashmir as principle party in the process of negotiations and also will try to evolve a consensus on Kashmir between various political and religious parties of Pakistan,' he said.