India urged to show flexibility on Kashmir issue
11 September, 2012
SRINAGAR: In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has said that the APHC has never been against dialogue, but New Delhi should show flexibility on the Kashmir dispute to prove its sincerity.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a media interview in Srinagar reacting sharply to the statement of the Indian Union Minister and National Conference President, Dr Farooq Abdullah, said that confusion prevailed in the Indian establishment over the talks. He pointed out that if New Delhi considered Kashmir as part of India then there was no question of talks.Reacting to Dr Abdullah's statement veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, said that Farooq Abdullah was trying to be more loyal than the king.
The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chief, Muhammad Yasin Malik, in his statement strongly rejected the assertion that Jammu and Kashmir was a part of India. Senior APHC leader, Agha Syed Hassan Al Moosvi, addressing a party meeting at Beerwah in Badgam termed Dr Abdullah's statement as totally unrealistic.
Farooq Abdullah in a statement had said that Kashmir was an integral part of India and New Delhi wouldn't beg for talks with the pro-freedom leadership.
Another senior APHC leader, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, talking to Hindu Pandits in Veervan area of Baramulla said that the Kashmiris' struggle for freedom was not meant for a particular sect, group or community but for all the people of the territory.
A member of so-called Kashmir Assembly, Engineer Abdur Rasheed addressing a public gathering at Lachampora Rajwar in Kupwara asked Farooq Abdullah and his party to show respect towards the sacrifices offered by the Kashmiris.