Chairman, Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah, on Monday, asked New Delhi to ponder over why the new generation of Kashmir is up in arms against them. He said that only those who represent a ‘weak stand’ run away from talks.
Shah said the peace of the subcontinent is linked with Kashmir and all the stakeholders of this issue should bear in mind that without respecting the wishes and aspirations of Kashmiris, all the efforts towards ensuring peace are futile.
“New Delhi is scared of tripartite talks. We assure of accepting the verdict of referendum,” he said.
The DFP chairman termed the unabated use of brute force against students across Valley as imperialist mind set and said the new generation is being pushed to the wall by subjecting them to third degree tortures in detention centers.
Shah said New Delhi’s policy of repression and stubbornness is on one hand strengthening our resolve for freedom and on other side squeezing the economy of India. “If the Centre won’t act with wisdom, they will throw the country into a deep mess,” he said.
“The issue of Jammu Kashmir is an open chapter and to term it a closed chapter is nothing but madness,” he added.
He reiterated his appeal to world leadership to play role towards resolving Kashmir saying the key to peace in South Asia is in the resolution of this dispute.