SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (G) on Tuesday ridiculed the chief minister Mehbooba Mufti’s statement that a “conducive atmosphere needs to be created before dialogue”, saying it illustrates New Delhi’s “egoistic and colonial” approach.
The conglomerate in a statement issued here said New Delhi stands accountable for continuous mayhem in the state. “They are not interested to seek the solution of Kashmir issue and involve all the recognised parties,” it said.
“It is a well-known fact that Indian authorities feel shy in talking to resolve this issue. They instead rely on their military might to suppress the people’s aspirations and muzzle their voices,” the Hurriyat said, adding, “It is their (New Delhi’s) old practice and deceit to avoid the tripartite talks on one pretext or the other.”
Hurriyat said the delegations from Delhi visit during unrest and as soon as situation becomes calm, they turn their eyes and start parroting about “normalcy”. It said Delhi’s “stubborn” attitude is “solely responsible for uncertainty, bloodshed (in Kashmir) and the strained relations with Pakistan. “India is virtually pursuing a colonial mindset which is proving as an alarm for the whole subcontinent,” it said.
The amalgam said that people have rejected the pro-India parties like PDP, NC and Congress, which are now “irrelevant for Delhi too”. “These parties should disassociate themselves from the power corridors, which is the only option for them but they have bargained with Delhi for their interests and won’t follow their conscience,” the Hurriyat said.