MATHURA: Goverdhan Peethadhishwar Shankaracharya Adhokshjanand Devtirth on Sunday favoured “plebiscite” on both sides of the Kashmir for a “permanent solution” of the problem.
“A plebiscite under the supervision of United Nations representative and guarded by forces of United Nations should be held in both sides of the Kashmir,” he said while talking to reporters in his Ashram here.
The Shankaracharya said while “referendum is a time consuming process”, there should be dialogue even with separatists to “douse the present crisis”.
“The government should not hesitate in talking with (separatist) Hurriyat for peace in Kashmir,” he said.
Referring to his recent visit to Kashmir, Shankaracharya, said the Kashmiri people complained that their voice was being “crushed even though they want to stay in India”.