Road to Indo-Pak peace goes through Kashmir: Malik

Srinagar: Terming Kashmir dispute as a dangerous and core issue, the JKLF on Wednesday said Indian and Pakistani dreams of trade, progress and achieving prosperity will never come true unless the issue is resolved through peaceful means and negotiations.
“Jammu Kashmir issue is a living reality and whether anyone talks about it or not, cannot change this hard reality. All roads to trade and friendships, development and construction, stability, peace and prosperity go through Kashmir and ignoring this issue or putting it on back burner and dreaming of fulfilling these goals is a distant dream,” JKLF chairman, Mohammad Yasin Malik, according to the statement said, while deliberating upon the recently held summit between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Malik said that after the establishment of new government of BJP under the prime minister-ship of Modi, JKLF issued a statement and said that BJP , Modi and their ideological headquarter RSS after 1947 have been asking Indian public to give them a powerful mandate so that they can implement their 3-point agenda which is eradication of Muslim personal law and enacting a common civil code, construction of Ram temple, and complete Merger of Jammu Kashmir with Indian union against the wishes and aspirations of people of Jammu Kashmir.
“We had said that if Modi chooses to follow this dangerous agenda which will ignite the whole subcontinent, will prove disastrous and if he refrains from the said agenda and follows the path of peace he may well establish his statesmanship,” he said, adding that recent developments clearly show that Modi has chosen the path of RSS agenda and instead of promoting peace has started following and practicing radical agenda.
“On one side summit between two Prime Ministers was going on and on the other side a junior minister in Modi cabinet issued a statement in which he said that government of India has started the process of repealing already crippled so called Article 370. How can one trust a government that acts such callously?” he asked
Meanwhile JKLF chairman has expressed his heartfelt grief and sorrow over the sad demise of veteran leader Mohammad Shafi Qadri, a friend of Mohammad Maqbool Butt and JKLF supreme leader Amanullah Khan, who breathed his last at Rawalpindi.