SRINAGAR: Welcoming the Islamabad’s call for starting dialogue process with New Delhi on all outstanding issues including Kashmir, Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Saturday urged the political leadership of India to “give up stubbornness and respond to Pakistan’s overtures”.
As per a statement issued here, Mirwaiz while speaking at a programme organised by the Jammu Kashmir Awami Action Committee, Khanyar Zone in connection with the Hafta-e-Shahadat programme termed the initiation of dialogue between India and Pakistan as a “stark reality of the times for resolving the outstanding issues between the two countries”.
He said it was the responsibility of the leadership of both countries to consider the problems 1.25 crore people of Jammu Kashmir and put in efforts to resolve them by taking the resistance leadership of Kashmir into confidence.
Hurriyat (M) chairman condemning the Bangladesh government’s execution of Jamaat-e-Islami chief, Motiur Rahman Nizami, saying sending Ulema to gallows was a matter of concern. “Bangladesh government has been carrying on with this policy for quite some time now which should be a cause of concern for the entire Muslim world,” he said.
He said the curbs imposed by authorities on the resistance leadership are the “worst example of state-sponsored terrorism”. “The way the seminar organised by the Tehreeq-e-Hurriyat was banned shows the undemocratic attitude of the ruling class. It was an example of how the rulers are crushing the people’s right to freedom of expression,” he said.
Mirwaiz also paid tributes to a prominent resistance leader, Abdul Salaam Dalaal on his death anniversary, saying the deceased dedicated his entire life for a great cause.
Several Hurriyat leaders including Ghulam Nabi Zaki, Advocate Shahid-ul-Islam, Javaid Ahmad Mir, Advocate Nazir Ahmad Rongha, Sofi Mushtaq Ahmad and Advocate Yasir Dalaal were present on the occasion.
The conglomerate’s leaders, workers, and youth visited the martyrs’ graveyard, Khanyar and offered Fateh prayers, the statement said.