SRINAGAR, Jan 10 (SABAH): Commenting on the statement of the senior Congress leader and former union minister P Chidambaram, the All parties Hurriyat Conference (G) has said, “New Delhi is not sincere about finding a peaceful and lasting solution to the Kashmir issue.”
Chidambaram, while slamming centre’s Kashmir policy, had said wisdom lay in actively working towards a political solution to the issues of Jammu and Kashmir.
“The government of India is yet to accept that Kashmir is a disputed territory and not law and order problem,” the Hurriyat spokesman, in a statement, said.
Blaming Congress for keeping lingering and delaying the Kashmir issue, the spokesman said, “Congress leaders had pledged at national and international level to resolve issue and provide an opportunity to people to decide their political destiny but did not keep its promise.”
“People presented unparalleled sacrifices for the resolution of Kashmir issue and the congress during its 60 years of rule resorted to every brute and ruthless forces to curb and suppress voices in Jammu and Kashmir. Now, when out of power, they openly recommend the BJP leadership that power and oppression will not solve the issue of Kashmir,” the spokesman said.
He said, “It is our stand that Kashmir is a political problem and only political measures can resolve this long pending issue.”
Commenting on the advice of the BJP to deal the pro-freedom people with iron hand, the spokesman said, “There is no form of atrocities and cruelty left which the India has not tried on the people of Jammu and Kashmir during the last 71 years but all these cruel and barbaric tactics failed to change the status of the Kashmir dispute and nor could it change the inner of the Kashmiri people.”
“There is nothing new in the thinking process and pattern of the RSS and BJP. India used its entire military power in the Kashmir and sometimes tried to buy the Kashmiris with different benefits and perks but the result is big zero and after about seven decades now only few people like Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah sold themselves against these salaries and perks and there are no takers of India in Kashmir except these few people. Contrary to this, the freedom sentiment of the youth of Kashmir is stronger and firmer and they won’t compromise on Kashmir issue with New Delhi,” the spokesman said.
“If RSS and other parties continue to pursue their rigid policies even in future, they will get nothing. Every passing day will prove tougher and harsher for them and they will not succeed in suppressing the freedom sentiments of the Kashmiri people,” he said.
“Hurriyat Conference advises the policy makers in New Delhi that they should open their eyes and accept the Himalayan reality and should not insist on failed policies on Kashmir. It is also better for RSS and BJP that they should think with cool mind over it and respect the wishes and aspirations of the Kashmiri people and give them a chance to decide their future,” he added.