SRINAGAR: Senior Congress politician Saifudin Soz on Saturday batted for unconditional dialogue with the Hurriyat Conference.
“I want to express my feeling that even at this critical juncture of Kashmir’s history, there is a chance, perhaps the last, for the Union Government to approach the Hurriyat Conference for a political dialogue. It is in years that Hurriyat has evolved, somewhat, into togetherness in its ranks and discernibly Syed Ali Geelani’s word matters with Hurriyat’s Constituents,” Soz said in a statement.
“This situation itself constitutes a rare opportunity for the Union of India to open a credible and unconditional dialogue with the Hurriyat. It is for the Hurriyat to include certain youngsters in the proposed dialogue,” he said. “It will certainly be a chance to the Union Government to prove its existence in Kashmir which, otherwise, is visible through the ‘Forces pitted directly against the people of Kashmir’.”
The former Union Minister said, “Union of India must realize that the incarceration of the Hurriyat-leadership is not going to yield any positive results. In fact the Hurriyat should be provided space to appeal and persuade youngsters to end anarchy!”
“I dare make this suggestion in spite of the fact that, otherwise, the present Union Government record of service to the ‘People of Kashmir’ is unprecedentedly and abysmally, extremely poor!” he added.