Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq while addressing the Friday gathering at Jama Masjid said asking for resolution of Kashmir issue is neither “terror nor crime”.
He said Govt of India should not criminalize political aspirations which are rooted in history and principle of justice.
Mirwaiz said Hurriyat has 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 that his late father Mirwaiz Farooq was a great advocate of good relationship between India and Pakistan and peace for the region.
In fact, Mirwaiz said his father was the one who for the first time put forth the proposal for tripartite dialogue among the three stakeholders at the historic Gol Bagh rally in 1975.
Mirwaiz said when Kashmiris have 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,” he said.