JRL rejected talks offer because of BJP, Congress: Er Rasheed


Srinagar: Awami Itehaad Party (AIP) president and MLA Langate, Engineer Abdul Rasheed Sheikh Wednesday blamed mainstream parties like the congress and BJP for forcing Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) to reject the talks offer.

Er Rasheed said that while P Chitambram made untimely and unwanted comments about restoration of Autonomy, BJP’s response was equally unfortunate.

“Let all the stake holders understand that sincerity and commitment are the primary condition for making talks a success. Imposing conditions has neither yielded anything in the past nor may yield anything in the future. It is high time for the main national parties to create a conducive atmosphere so that all the stake holders are made to come on the negotiating table to find out a durable and amicable resolution to the seventy year long Kashmir dispute,” the legislator said in a statement issued here.

He appealed BJP and congress not to use Kashmir card in getting votes in rest of India and realize the huge sufferings and sacrifices of people of Jammu and Kashmir.

Er Rasheed also asked NC and PDP to persuade their alliance partners’ congress and BJP respectively to adopt a realistic attitude so that Huriyat and other stake holders find it easy to have a meaningful dialogue, which can be extended by including Pakistan also in the final settlement of the dispute.


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