SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (M) on Saturday expressed serious concern over the escalation of tension between India and Pakistan and stressed on the leadership of both countries to eschew bitterness and take concrete steps to amicably resolve all issues including Kashmir.
A spokesperson of the conglomerate in a statement termed the situation at borders between the two nuclear neighbours as serious and said the basic reason for tension between the two countries is lingering Kashmir issue which craves for resolution since past seven decades.
He said the unresolved Kashmir issue is taking a serious toll on innocent people on both sides and that the two nuclear powers “are on the verge of war”.
“Without the resolution of Kashmir issue, peace in the subcontinent will remain a challenge. It is high time that India and Pakistan take serious steps to resolve the long pending Kashmir issue before it takes ugly turn,” he said.
He said Kashmiri people are rendering huge sacrifices for the cause of right to self determination for the last several decades and have created history by sacrificing lives and property worth billions.
“The genuine Kashmir movement can’t be suppressed by using military might. History stands witness to the fact that people’s struggles can’t be crushed by force and coercion,” the spokesperson said.