ANANTNAG: Stating that the lingering Kashmir issue “badly affects” both India and Pakistan, the general secretary of Jama’at-e-Islami, Hind, Moulana Ajaz Aslam on Sunday said the issue has to be solved through negotiations between India, Pakistan and Kashmiris.
“The unresolved (Kashmir) issue has jolted the economy of both the countries, but Kashmir and its people are the worst hit. We believe that the issue be solved through negotiations between its stakeholders. Such a solution should be sought which will be acceptable to India, Pakistan and the people Kashmir,” Aslam told Kashmir Reader on the sidelines of an annual congregation of Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir at Anantnag.
On JeI Hind’s open support to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) during the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, Aslam said that they are the “consumers and consumer always looks for the quality.”
“On one side we have Narendra Modi who is a fascist, communal and anti-Muslim. Congress too has failed to do better. So we appealed our members to support Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP for his being well-read, broadminded and against corruption,” Aslam said.
He, however, said that India is a country with strong democratic base. “India has a strong democratic base. Congress is not basically a communal party. The case actually is that the party is under pressure from certain quarters,” he said.
Aslam said that there is possibility of Modi becoming the head of the country. “At this point of time it seems that most of the seats may go to BJP and with the support of other little parties it may form the government. It is not all media created Modi wave. Modi wave is definitely there in many states if not everywhere. It,” he said.