Omar Abdullah Ready To Act As A Mediator Between New Delhi And Hurriyat’

Omar Abdullah Ready To Act As A Mediator Between New Delhi And Hurriyat’

19 November 2013
Kashmir Watch


Srinagar: A day after Mirwaiz Umar Farooq led Hurriyat faction asked Central Government to create conducive atmosphere for talks, National Conference Tuesday said that dialogue would be futile unless New Delhi not shed its arrogance and display keen interest and commitment in holding meaningful and result oriented dialogue with Hurriyat leaders. Additional General Secretary NC, Dr Shiekh Mustafa Kamal told Srinagar based news gathering agency CNS that Mirwaiz is on right track and he should not loose heart and bow before his political adversaries. “I appreciate the stand taken by Mirwaiz though he is very young but at the same time it is evident that he is turning out to be a mature politician,” Kamal said adding that Syed Ali Geelani is the biggest hurdle in dialogue process. Kamal said that a day will come when Geelani will succumb to the pressure of his own workers. “The dogmatic approach of Geelani will lead Kashmiri people nowhere. If you want to solve any problem, you have to show flexibility. Mirwaiz Umar Farooq should go ahead and engage New Delhi for the betterment of Kashmiri people who have suffered a lot from past few decades,” Kamal said. Kamal advised New Delhi to shed its arrogance and welcome the initiative taken by APHC. “This is the right time for New Delhi that it invite Mirwaiz led Hurriyat for a dialogue. Our Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is ready to act as a mediator between New Delhi and Hurriyat provided both the parties show eagerness for dialogue and shun rigidity,” Kamal said. While replying to a question, Kamal told CNS that Pakistan sincerily wants Kashmir issue to get resolved and there is no pressure from Pakistan on Hurriyat leadership. “Let the Hurriyat hold dialogue and hope for the best,” he said.