Militarization, arrests can’t bring peace: Jama’at

SRINAGAR: Stating that peace in Kashmir will remain elusive until New Delhi fulfills its promise of plebiscite with people of the state, ameer-i-Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu Kashmir, Mohammad Abdullah Wani, on Friday said that militarization and arrests can’t bring peace.
“New Delhi should fulfill the promise that was made with the people of Kashmir 64 years ago,” Wani said while addressing Friday congregation in Masjid Al-Huda Batamaloo here, according to a statement.
“All other ways to establish peace will prove cosmetic,” he added.
“Heavy militarization and detentions can’t resolve the issue,” he said, adding, “These actions instead of restoring peace further exacerbate the situation.”
Wani said, “Peace can only be established by resolving Kashmir dispute according to aspirations of people of Kashmir either through tripartite talks or by implementing the UN resolutions on Kashmir. Till then all attempts to establish peace will prove futile.”
The ameer-i-Jama’at further said that Muslim Ummah should embody virtues of uprightness and honesty. “These are fundamental qualities of a Muslim, but, unfortunately, today Muslims are disregarding these qualities and as a result Ummah is losing its character,” he said.