Modi advised to understand ardent political message from shutdown
Srinagar, July 03, 2014 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has said that peace overtures between Pakistan and India will remain inconclusive and the people Kashmir will continue to be caught in the tragic impasse unless the Kashmir Issue is addressed in its historical perspective.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, reiterated his call for shutdown in the territory on Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s visit to Kashmir, tomorrow.
He expressed concern that the same political complacency that had been the hallmark of India’s policy approach so far on Kashmir might be set to continue.
“On the upcoming visit of Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, the people of Kashmir will be observing a complete and total strike. It is our earnest wish that Mr. Modi understand the ardent political message we seek to convey through this act,” he added.
“We have repeatedly expressed our hope that the Kashmir Issue should be addressed in its proper perspective as a political and human issue,” he said.
However, the APHC chairman deplored that “we are yet to see any sign of a clear commitment towards the effective resolution of the Kashmir dispute.”
“Instead of using political imagination, we are concerned that the same old militaristic and hegemonic approaches will continue in Kashmir. This would mean the perpetuation of the human suffering and tragedies that we have seen for decades in the territory,” he feared.
“The All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC) reiterates its fervent call to resolve the Kashmir Issue once and for all. India, Pakistan and the people of Jammu Kashmir – must engage with each other and put forward serious efforts to resolve the conflict. Efforts must be focused on finding a solution that accommodates the needs and interests of all parties,” he added.
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