Srinagar: The Hurriyat Conference (M) on Tuesday expressed serious concern over the escalation of tensions between India and Pakistan due to the rising incidents of cross-Line of Control firing. The Hurriyat stressed upon the leadership of both the countries to exhibit political maturity and take the path of dialogue to solve the Kashmir and all other pending issues.
The Hurriyat said the main victims of the cross-border firing were often innocent people living along the line of divide on both sides. “Apart from the loss of lives due to firing and mortar shelling, the people living along the border suffer the worst and often have to flee from their homes to safer places,” Hurriyat said in a statement.
Hurriyat stated that the main cause of tension between the two countries is the pending Kashmir dispute and it is due to this lingering dispute that both the countries have fought wars. Hurriyat stated that the unresolved Kashmir dispute has created insecurity and instability in the entire South Asia.
“The dialogue is the only way to move forward. Both countries should take steps on priority basis to find a solution to the Kashmir dispute,” the statement added.
Meanwhile, the Hurriyat expressed concern over the killing of Fayaz Ahmad in Pulwama and Shanawaz Khan in Kralgund Langate saying the killing of unarmed persons was unacceptable to any civilized society.