SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday urged prime ministers of India and Pakistan to take people of Kashmir on board to resolve the dispute once for all.
Addressing a large gathering at Jamia Masjid, a spokesman quoted Mirwaiz saying that the Kashmir dispute was a living reality and India cannot deny its significance and disputed status.
He said that while the political rights of the people across the globe were more and more recognised and respected as was seen in case of the Scotland referendum, the right to self determination of the people of Kashmir would be accepted sooner than later and could not be ignored for long.
Asserting that Kashmir was the basic issue between India and Pakistan, Mirwaiz stated that the leadership of both the countries should exhibit political farsightedness and realize that the people of Kashmir have to be taken on board to solve the dispute once for all.
While referring to prime minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Jammu, Mirwaiz said that the Indian leadership should read the writings on the wall and should accept the fact that Kashmir dispute cannot be resolved through military means, or by imposing AFSPA or other black laws.
He stated that Indian leadership should shun the politics of arrogance and should take steps to solve the Kashmir dispute ac-cording to the wishes and aspirations of Kashmiris.