SRINAGAR: In occupied Kashmir, pro-liberation leadership has rejected puppet Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s call to join dialogue with India saying New Delhi is not sincere in resolving the dispute over Kashmir.
The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, in a statement in Srinagar said, “Government of India is using rhetoric of dialogue to buy time and delay the process. We have never been against the dialogue. We entered into dialogue in 2004 and 2006 and gave certain suggestions to the Government of India. But it never responded to them. They have never been sincere for dialogue.”
leaders and the Hurriyet came up with certain suggestions. “The delegation went back and never responded to our suggestions,” he added.
The APHC Chairman described Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s comparison between Pakistan and India as ‘unwarranted’ and said “the Hurriyet talks to Pakistan as Islamabad has always supported right to self-determination of the Kashmiris.”
“Instead only Yesterday Indian Minister for Defence A.K Antony described whole Jammu and Kashmir as integral part of India,” he pointed out.
“Pakistan has a clear-cut policy regarding the dialogue process and Kashmir dispute while India puts conditions before the dialogue. In such a scenario dialogue is not possible,” he added.
The veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, in a statement while hitting out directly at the puppet Chief Minister, said, “He is unnecessarily getting involved in the issue. He is just a puppet and has no mandate to invite us to talks. His associates in New Delhi have always been hell bent on derailing and defuse the dialogue process on Kashmir issue. He should deliver this sermon to his bosses in New Delhi who have never been sincere in talks regarding Kashmir issue.”
The Chairman of Democratic Freedom Party, Shabbir Ahmed Shah said, dialogue can happen among all three parties to the dispute, not between New Delhi and Kashmiri leadership.
“We are not averse to dialogue but the Indian government should first fulfil all suggestions put forward by Hurriyet Conference, otherwise, they are trying to befool us. Hurriyet Conference has always maintained that Kashmir issue can be solved under UN resolutions or through tripartite dialogue,” he maintained.
National Front Chairman Nayeem Ahmad Khan lambasted Omar Abdullah terming him ‘collaborator of New Delhi’ in crimes against the Kashmiris.
Taking a dig at the puppet Chief Minister for failing to lift AFSFA from Kashmir, liberation leader, Javed Ahmad Mir said, “He is a puppet in the hands of Indian government. How can he talk of solution of Kashmir issue? We are not averse to dialogue but Indian Government should first come up with CBMs.”
On Tuesday Chief Minister Omar Abdullah in his Independence Day message had asked the Hurriyet to join dialogue process with Government of India.