Congress Saturday said that Kashmir issues could no longer be ignored as both India and Pakistan needed to find a solution through policy of dialogue.
Condemning Hizbul Mujahideen’s warning to behead separatist leaders who create hurdles in the militant outfit’s path of enforcing Sharia in Jammu and Kashmir, Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar said,
“Such ‘proxy war’ and terrorism is going on since 25 years and the recent ceasefire violations are just another instance on the issue. This is wrong to think that we can come to a conclusion without talking to Pakistan. The need of the hour is that both India and Pakistan needed to find a solution through policy of dialogue.”
He said, “Condemning is not enough, the policy of dialogue should be continued but with strong effect and steps.”
Zakir Rashid Bhat, alias Zakir Musa, yesterday released a 5:40 minute audio clip lashing out at Joint Resistance Leadership for calling the Kashmir struggle “political and not Islamic”. Zakir is the successor of slain Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani and is currently heading Hizbul Mujahideen group in Kashmir.