Srinagar: The senior Congress leader Saifuddin Soz Thursday said use of force will not work in Kashmir and the Government of India should initiate a political dialogue with the Joint Resistance Leadership and the mainstream parties to restore peace in the region.
“I support Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on his assertion that it is Delhi’s inflexibility that is responsible for the present crisis in Kashmir,” Soz said in a statement.
The only way forward, he said, is the political dialogue which must be initiated before any further loss of time.
Reacting to the remarks of NC leader and former CM Omar Abdullah pitching for J&K’s autonomy Soz said: “Omar Abdullah did not point out that it is the innocent civilians who get killed on a daily basis. All this has deepened the anger in Kashmir.”
He noted that it is true that the only way forward seems to be restoration of the internal autonomy to the state.
Hitting out at GoI, Soz said that New Delhi has went wrong in several of its decisions and “the agencies like the I.B had been tasked to handle political work in Kashmir”.
“Today or tomorrow, New Delhi will learn the lesson that no amount of repression through the black and draconian law – AFSPA, will succeed in Kashmir, no matter how many innocent Kashmiris will be killed by the forces,” the Congress leader said.