SRINAGAR: Expressing grief over the loss of human lives due to ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC), Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani said on Sunday that such skirmishes can lead to war between the two countries, in which no one will be a winner. He said such skirmishes always culminate in the loss of precious lives.
In a statement, Geelani said the disputed nature of Jammu Kashmir is a sore wound for both India and Pakistan. He appealed to the international community to help resolve the Kashmir issue.
Expressing sorrow and concern over the loss of precious human lives due to ceasefire violations along LoC, the Hurriyat chairman said these skirmishes are multiplying human tragedies and on both sides Kashmiris are being killed and their dwellings destroyed.
Geelani said the unresolved Kashmir dispute has been a permanent threat to peace in the subcontinent.
“It is not a mere border issue between the two countries. Kashmir relates to 15 million people and unless the aspirations of the people of the state are taken into consideration, no peace and tranquillity is possible in the subcontinent,” he said.
Blaming Indian authorities for their “haughty and stubborn” approach, Geelani said they are relying on their military might and their “unrealistic attitude” is the main obstacle in its peaceful and amicable settlement.
“We are a peaceful nation. We have no enmity with India nor (do we) nourish any animosity against their faith. We are pursuing our fundamental right. However, Delhi is denying our right which they have pledged to us on international forums,” Geelani said.