Srinagar: One of the largest socio-religious parties of Jammu Kashmir, Jama’at-e-Islami Sunday asked India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, to be “sincere and serious about the resolution of Kashmir dispute.”
Addressing people in a one-day annual convention held at HMT grounds here, Jama’at’s general secretary, Dr Abdul Hameed Fayaz, said, “I want to tell Narendra Modi to be sincere and serious about the resolution of Kashmir dispute. Don’t follow your whims and moods about it.”
Fayaz said that Kashmir was a humanitarian issue. “New Delhi must take a consistent stand on Kashmir dispute and not vacillate between dialogue and the policy of repression,” he said.
Jam’at general secretary said that his party has consistently demanded resolution of Kashmir issue as per UN resolution or through tripartite talks. “We demand same thing from the current PM of India,” said the general secretary adding, “Any agreement between India and Pakistan on Kashmir against the wishes and aspirations of Kashmiri people will be rejected.”
He said Jama’at in the past had submitted memorandum to rightwing Hindu BJP leaders as well. “In 1977, when the then External Affairs Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee visited Kashmir, a delegation of Jama’at leaders under general secretary, Qari Saif-ud-Din presented a memorandum demanding resolution of Kashmir dispute as per UN resolutions,” Fayaz added.
Others who spoke in the convention included Jama’at chief, Mohammad Abdullah Wani, Naib Ameer, Nazir Ahmed Raina, Ameer-i-Zilla of Jama’at-e-Islami Srinagar, Faheem Mohammad Ramzan, Nazim-e-A’ala of Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba Jammu and Kashmir, Wahid Bashir. President, Kashmir High Court Bar Association, Advocate Mian Abdul Qayoom, columnist Dr Javid Iqbal expressed their views during a debate titled “Challenges to world peace and role of Muslim Ummah.”