Srinagar,August 29,2014(CNS);-Terming the prevailing escalation of tensionsat Loc between India and Pakistan as a cause of extreme concern, APHC Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has stressed upon the political leadership of both countries to shun the confrontational path and instead take serious steps to solve Kashmir dispute including all other issues existing between the two nations.
Addressing a Friday gathering at historic Jamia masjid, Mirwaiz stated that calling off foreign secretary level talks by India has inflicted negative impact on their relations and brought both the nuclear powers India and Pakistan on the verge of war.
Unlike 1965 and 1971, Mirwaiz stated that both countries possess nuclear weapons and any military confrontation would lead to massive destruction in India and Pakistan including whole of the region.
Appealing India to change its policy of confrontation, APHC Chairman stated that there was no military solution to Kashmir dispute, neither war can be imposed to solve the vexed dispute.
APHC Chairman stated that only serious, meaningful and result oriented dialogue between three stake holders including Kashmiris, India and Pakistan can find the solution of Kashmir issue.
Stressing the escalation of tension between the two nations has direct bearing on Kashmiris living across the man-made boundary, Mirwaiz stated that line drawn in blood has divided Kashmiris facing immense problems.
Asserting that Kashmir issue should be seen through the prism of humanity, Mirwaiz stated that meaningful talks between the two nations was only way to solve the lingering Kashmir issue. He stated that entire world is seeing Kashmir through an eye of concern and clouds of war were hovering over Kashmir.
Mirwaiz stated that Kashmiris have always wanted friendly relations between the two nations, adding, government cannot suppress Kashmiris and the sentiment of freedom can’t be weakened by force or mililitary suppression.
Meanwhile several hurriyat leaders addressed Public gatherings across Kashmir. Senior leaders Syed Bashir Andrabi addressed public at Ichgam while GN waseem at Handwara and stressed for the immediate need to resolve the Kashmir issue.