SRINAGAR: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat Conference on Monday said the lingering Kashmir dispute was the main reason of rift between India and Pakistan and until the issue is resolved amicably, the bitterness between the two countries prevailing since last seven decades won’t end.
In a statement, a spokesperson of the amalgam expressed serious concern over the escalating skirmishes between the armies of India and Pakistan especially in Poonch and Rajouri sector, and said every time there is exchange of firing on the LoC, people on both sides of the fence become the primary target and bear the brunt.
He also demanded the rollback of “anti-people” highway closure order and said barring civilian traffic on the highway twice a week has caused immense hardships for the common masses.
The spokesperson also strongly denounced the shifting of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik already under PSA from Jammu Jail to Delhi and handing him over to NIA and also the ED summon to the minor daughters of resistance leader Shabir Ahmad Shah and shifting of resistance and religious leaders to Haryana jail.
Shifting of prisoners to outside jails was against the Geneva Convention and also the Supreme Court of India rulings that stresses on lodging the inmates in jails closer to their homes, the spokesperson said adding that shifting prisoners to jails thousands of kilometres away from their homes has added to the worries of their relatives who are facing tremendous hardships in seeking permission to meet their dear ones.