Asking for resolution of Kashmir issue is neither terror nor a crime, says Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Chairman of the Hurriyat (M) on Friday said asking for resolution of Kashmir issue is neither terror nor crime.

While addresing the Friday gathering at the historic Jamia Masjid he said Govt of India should not criminalize ‘our political aspirations which are rooted in history and principle of justice.’

“APHC have always taken a realistic and principled stand and advocated dialogue among stakeholders as a means to finding an acceptable solution for all parties involved in the dispute and for friendship between India and Pakistan,” he said.

Mirwaiz added that his late father AAC founder Mirwaiz Farooq was a great advocate of good relationship between India and Pakistan and peace for the region.

“In fact, it was he who for the first time put forth the proposal for tripartite dialogue among the three stakeholders at the historic Gol Bagh rally in 1975,” he said.

Mirwaiz said when we welcomed and participated in the talks with New Delhi and Islamabad we demonstrated our eagerness and faith in it as a means for resolution of the issue understanding fully well that people of Kashmir are the most affected party in issue.

“We have and will continue to advocate and push for dialogue as it is the way forward as Kashmiri’s are most at receiving end of the lingering dispute and almost every day are getting killed in one form or other.”

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