Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Dr Mohammad Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik Tuesday held a detailed meeting at Hyderpora and deliberated on the current prevailing political situation Jammu and Kashmir state. The JRL while taking the stock of the situation said that the statements regarding “talks” in the course of last few days from “different people at the helm of affairs in New Delhi” , are “unclear and ambiguous”.
“While Mr Rajnath says there should be dialogue with both Kashmir and Pakistan but both “Kashmir and Kashmiri is ours” Ms. Swaraj puts a rider and says no talks with Pakistan unless terror is stopped, then Mr Amit Shah gives a spin to the ceasefire that it’s not for militants but people while state DG had issued a statement that its for militants to return home. All this ambiguity leaves little room to consider the talks about talks seriously with a purpose or warrant a response,” a JRL statement said.
“These statements come a few days after Mr Modi said in Srinagar that the panacea to the Kashmir problem according to him is “development “and “peace “is a prerequisite for that to happen , putting the onus of bringing peace on people will absolving government of India of all role and responsibility in the matter,” the statement said adding “deliberately choosing to ignore the historical background of the Kashmir problem, it’s internal and external dimensions the reason for the presence of lakhs of his troops here the daily aggression and the highly volatile situation on ground and near LoC in the conflict ridden region.”
“It was like Mr Modi was playing a cruel joke on the people,” JRL statement said.
According to the statement then a few days back Rajnath Singh said “we are ready to talk to Pakistan and Hurriyat to which Ms Sushma Swaraj added riders and caveats and Mr Amit shah put out his clarifications, not to upset his electoral applecart and calculations.”
“Now the question is what is this” talks “about to which Mr Singh is referring? What is the agenda of these talks? Is it be about Mr Modi’s suggestion of development?,” asked JRL.
“JRL does not want to score points by highlighting the discrepancies and conflicts in their statements but wants to understand what GoI is conveying through its statements to respond accordingly,” the statement said.
It is also important to have transparency in such a process and an assurance from all sides that promises and pledges made will be honoured. Talks that are so held keeping in view the concerns and needs of stakeholders especially the most afflicted party , to the satisfaction of all will surely be successful and result oriented.
“Any effort that GoI makes in this direction will find takers in Kashmir and Pakistan,” the JRL said adding “let GoI give clarity on what it wants to talk about and speak in one Language we are ready to join the process.”