Home minister’s talks offer golden opportunity for Hurriyat: PDP

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SRINAGAR: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the Hurriyat Conference and Pakistan to respond positively to the offer of talks on Kashmir extended to them by the Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
In a statement issued here, PDP general secretary Mansoor Hussain Sohrawardhy said that the statement of home minister in which he expressed readiness to talk to Hurriyat and Pakistan is of much significance particularly in the backdrop of the series of the confidence and peace building measures being taken to put lid over violence and bloodshed in the strife torn Jammu and Kashmir.
Mansoor said it is high time for Hurriyat Conference to take maximum benefit out of the offer and initiate a result-oriented and meaningful dialogue with the Government of India. “Such a statement must be seen as a golden opportunity for exploring ways and means to end violence and save precious lives from getting lost in the conflict. The ball now is in the court of Hurriyat Conference and all eyes are set on its decision over whether it would want the bloodshed and mayhem to continue or it exhibits absolute political sagacity and astuteness to end the crises sans any further delay,” he said.
“The onus also lies on Pakistan to hold dialogue with India and stop painting the borders and LoC in Kashmir red. “Pakistan needs to come out of the shell and talk to India so that we the people of Kashmir could heave a sigh of relief from the vicious cycles of killings, uncertainties and insurmountable predicaments,” Mansoor added.
The PDP general secretary the dialogue on table is the only solution to the conflicts world over and the outcome of all the struggles is the result oriented dialogue and reconciliation. “These aspects must be taken into account by the Hurriyat Conference and Pakistan while deciding over the open offer made to them by Union Home Minister for talks on Kashmir,” he said.
Mansoor said that time has come when irrespective of the party lines the political groups in Kashmir need to rise above and play a constructive role in unison so that state’s present generation is saved from mayhem and bloodshed.