Says Sharma’s visit a ‘futile exercise’
SRINAGAR: Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) on Friday termed the visits by the Government of India (GoI) appointed interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma to Jammu and Kashmir as a
“futile exercise”, saying Kashmiris reject any bilateral engagement regarding the resolution of longstanding dispute.
“The so-called interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma is on a second visit to JK. India must understand that the stand of Kashmiris is very clear about the resolution of Kashmir issue. Any bilateral engagement between India and Pakistan or between Kashmir and India is unacceptable to us,” DeM general secretary Nahida Nasreen said in a statement. “By sending Sharma to JK, India doesn’t want to resolve Kashmir but in fact wants to strengthen its illegal occupation of Kashmir.”
She said New Delhi’s “obstinate” stand of not even accepting Kashmir as a dispute “exposes its ill intentions” regarding the resolution of the long-pending dispute. “In this regard, we must discourage all kinds of engagements with Sharma. People and the resistance leadership must not engage with or be optimistic about such futile exercises,” she said.
Nasreen said the only solution to Kashmir issue acceptable to the people of Jammu and Kashmir is based on the UN resolutions. “Any other resolution is unacceptable to the people of Kashmir,” she said.
The DeM general secretary said people like Sharma or the previous “so-called” interlocutors come here only to “strengthen India’s illegal occupation”. “We must reject all such conspirators and should work on making people understand that there is no solution to K-issue other than self-determination,” she said.
Nasreen expressed concern over the condition of the pro-resistance people from Kashmir who have been arrested during NIA raids and ED raids in past many months. “They are facing conditions worse than detainees faced in Guantanamo Bay or Abu Gharib jail. All the arrested are severely ill and are being inhumanly treated in custody,” she said.