Strike call has political message for you: Hurriyat (M) tells Modi
‘Resolve Kashmir in its proper perspective as a political and human issue’
Hurriyat Conference (M) led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Thursday stated that the strike called by the amalgam on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit carries a political message that Kashmir must be resolved in its proper perspective as a political and human issue.
According to a statement issued here, a Hurriyat spokesman said on the Prime Minister’s visit to Kashmir Friday, people of Kashmir will be observing a complete strike. “It is our earnest wish that Modi and the newly elected NDA government understand the ardent political message we seek to convey through the act of strike,” he said.
“The strike has a message for Modi that Kashmir issue must be addressed in its proper perspective as a political and a human issue,” Hurriyat said.
The Hurriyat spokesman said Modi government should adopt the path of BJP’s veteran leader, former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who once declared it his dream and wish to resolve the Kashmir issue. “It was Vajpayee who proposed talks and a solution within the ambit of humanity,” he said. “However, we are yet to see any sign of a clear commitment towards the effective resolution of the Kashmir issue.”
The spokesman further said that unless the Kashmir issue is addressed, the recent peace overtures between India and Pakistan initiated by Prime Minister Modi and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will not move forward and the people of JK will continue to be caught in the tragic impasse. “We are concerned that the same political complacency that has been the hallmark of Government of India’s approach so far on Kashmir might continue,” he said. “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 Kashmir.”
“There is an urgent need for a solution to the Kashmir issue through a serious process of political dialogue. Once again the Hurriyat would like to reiterate that if we see any signs of a serious, imaginative and courageous effort to find a solution, Kashmiris will definitely respond with an even greater sense of seriousness, imagination and courage,” the spokesman said.
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