Ready To Support Dialogue Process On Kashmir: Mirwaiz

19 March 2015
Greater Kashmir


Srinagar: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Thursday said the conglomerate would support any effort or dialogue process aimed at resolving Kashmir dispute in accordance with the aspirations of Kashmiris. APHC Chairman Dr Mirwaiz Moulvi Umar Farooq convened a joint meeting of Hurriyat's Executive Council, General Council and Working Committee members at the conglomerate's headquarters here. The meeting was attended by heads and representatives of all the Hurriyat constituents, a Hurriyat spokesman said. 'During the meeting, the participants held detailed deliberations on various aspects of organizational and ongoing political matters including the rapidly changing political situation between India and Pakistan,' the spokesman said. Terming resumption of dialogue between India and Pakistan on resolution of Kashmir dispute as a 'right step in the right direction,' the participants hoped that following the Foreign Secretary-level talks between the two neighbors, 'there exists every likelihood that a comprehensive and result-oriented dialogue would be initiated between two countries which would announce the beginning of new era aimed at solving the Kashmir dispute and other issues existing between the neighbors.' The participants stated that Hurriyat has always desired for friendly relations between India and Pakistan. 'We have always preferred serious dialogue as a means to solve the issues existing between the two countries.' The participants stated that Kashmir issue was the main cause of confrontation between the two nations. 'The Kashmir dispute is linked to political aspirations of the people of Kashmir and as such any dialogue aimed at resolving this complex dispute cannot afford to ignore the participation of genuine Kashmiri leadership in such an exercise.' The Hurriyat has time and again has reiterated that Kashmir issue can be resolved through a result-oriented and sustained dialogue process among the three stakeholders including Kashmiris, India and Pakistan, the spokesman said. While deliberating on organizational matters, the participants stated that in current political sphere, Hurriyat should be strengthened at grassroots to increase its political potential. The meeting also decided that APHC Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq will lead a high level delegation to New Delhi to meet the Pakistan High Commission on the latter's invitation on eve of Pakistan Day on March 23. The meeting decided that Hurriyat delegation would hold detailed deliberations with Pakistan over resumption of dialogue with India and various other political issues connected with the Kashmir dispute.