Bosnian envoy calls on Mirwaiz

SRINAGAR: The Bosnia and Herzegovina ambassador Sabit Subasic on Thursday called on the Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq at his Nigeen residence.
A spokesperson of the conglomerate in a statement issued here said the Bosnian Envoy and Mirwaiz discussed a series of issues. He said Mirwaiz briefed him about the historical perspective of the Kashmir dispute and the present “extreme repressive” situation prevailing here.
“Mirwaiz explained to the visiting dignitary the immense sacrifices and sufferings the people of J&K have gone through in the past seventy years in general and last thirty years in particular, for demanding their fundamental right to choose their destiny as guaranteed by the UN,” the spokesperson said.
He said Mirwaiz told the envoy that the fourth generation of Kashmiris is “getting consumed by the raging conflict” since 1947 as “they are fed up of the repression and status quo and want a resolution”.
Mirwaiz told Subasic that Kashmir dispute is primarily a political and humanitarian problem and due to it, the two nuclear powers India and Pakistan have already fought three wars and are perpetually at loggerheads and in a confrontational mode. “The routine border skirmishes between Indian and Pakistani armies are taking a serious toll on innocent humans on both sides of the border,” Mirwaiz said.
“The people of Kashmir and the leadership believe that justice and fairness demands the Kashmir dispute be resolved as per the will and aspirations of its people,” Mirwaiz during the interaction said. “This can be done either through granting them the right to self-determination or through sincere and result oriented dialogue among the three parties to the dispute, namely India, Pakistan and most importantly (the) people of J&K.”
The conglomerate chairman told Sabit that the people of Kashmir are “highly desirous” of peace in the subcontinent and friendly relations between the two neighbours as they are the “worst sufferers” of the conflict.
“The visiting ambassador empathised with the prevailing situation in the valley,” the spokesperson said.