Leadership Rejects Modi's Assertions On Kashmir


Leadership rejects Modi's assertions on Kashmir

ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News -23rd Augst,2016) : Hurriyet leadership has unanimously rejected the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's assertions in which he has called for dialogue on Kashmir within the Indian Constitution, saying that the solution to the Kashmir dispute lies only in granting the Kashmiris the right to self-determination in accordance with the UN resolutions. The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani while reacting sharply to the Modi's remarks on Kashmir solution in a media interview in Srinagar said, "For the lasting solution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, India must shun state violence and uphold international laws, respect and adhere to the UN charter, especially the UN resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir," KMS reported.

"By fulfilling its promises and obligations towards people of Jammu and Kashmir, we understand that the universal principle of Right to Self Determination is the only road through which peace can be achieved in Jammu and Kashmir," he added. The Chairman of Hurriyet forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said, "If a lasting and permanent solution to the Kashmir problem, as per Narendra Modi could be found within the Indian Constitution, then it would have happened by now as Kashmir is ruled by that constitution for the last 70 years." He further said, "We would not have been immensely suffering especially for the past three decades.

Our fifth generation-since 1947-would not be on the streets for the past one and a half month, braving bullets and pellets, being killed, blinded and maimed," he said. "Closing one's eyes to these ground realities will not lead to any breakthrough on the issue.

What is needed is boldness to address the issue head-on, with a view to reach its final resolution. And the most democratic way forward is to hold a referendum and let the people decide, or go for a meaningful engagement among the three parties to the dispute-India, Pakistan and most importantly the people of entire Jammu and Kashmir," the Mirwaiz added. Chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat, Syeda Aasiya Andrabi, said "Talking under the Indian constitution is like rubbing salt into our wounds." "If we had to seek the resolution of Kashmir issue under the Indian constitution, what was the need to give countless sacrifices?." Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Vice-President Bashir Ahmad Butt said, "Dialogue should not be held for administrative issues like law and order but resolving Kashmir in accordance with aspirations of Kashmiris." The Hurriyet leaders also denounced Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's statement terming it as unrealistic.

They said that Jammu and Kashmir was an internationally-recognized dispute and could not be changed by false statements.