SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Saturday said only tripartite talks can prove conclusive and result-oriented and that the conglomerate is not averse to dialogue and has always stressed for meaningful talks for the lasting solution of the Kashmir issue.
“We are not averse to negotiations. However we believe and are of this firm (opinion) that only tripartite talks can prove conclusive and result-oriented,” Geelani said while chairing the Hurriyat’s executive council meet at his Hyderpora residence.
“We assign top priority to the prestige and dignity of the nation, and we have enough talent to plead our case,” he said.
Stressing that the peace, stability, and development of all South Asia were connected with the resolution of the Kashmir issue, Geelani said that for the peace and development of the region, the 15 million people of the whole of Jammu and Kashmir have to decide their future political destination.
The meeting was attended by executive members of the Tehreek-e- Hurriyat, Muslim League, Muslim Democratic League, Khawateen Markaz, Peirwan-e-Wilayat, Kashmir Freedom Movement, Tehreek-e Wahdat -e-Islami, Employees Movement, People’s league, Anjuman Sharie Shiyan, Democratic Political Movement, Muslim Conference, People’s Movement, Khawateen Kashmir, People’s League, Kashmir Freedom Movement, Tehreek-e-Mazahmat, Islamic Political Party and Kashmir Freedom Front.
A statement issued by the Hurriyat said that the leaders during the meeting held detailed deliberations on the ongoing political situation, the movement and various organisational matters.
The executive members observed that a practicable and workable solution is a must for resolving the vexed Kashmir issue. They said New Deli was morally duty-bound to create a conducive atmosphere for this purpose.
“There is no let-up in suppression and oppression, unabated arrests of youth and leadership, prolonged detention on one pretext or the other, character assassination through media channels and the NIA,” the meeting observed. “In such situations, the result oriented dialogue is not possible.”