Give up ‘Doval doctrine’ vis-à-vis Pakistan, Mirwaiz asks GoI

Srinagar: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Monday asked the government of India (GoI) to “give up the Doval doctrine vis-à-vis Pakistan” saying “it is very dangerous for the region and greatly increases the chances of a full-fledged war between the two countries”.

In a statement issued to GNS, Mirwaiz said “aggressiveness and predominance as a state policy” both with regard to the Kashmir problem and in dealing with neighbours “can bear no fruit and is destructive for India itself in the long run”.

Expressing “grave concern” over the escalation in ceasefire violations, Mirwaiz said such incidents result in casualties on both sides of the ceasefire line and shift focus from the actual issue of Kashmir besides cause distress to the people living in these areas.

The Hurriyat (M) chairman said the resolution of disputes in a respectable and amicable manner based on principles of justice and humanity is the most assured way of ensuring peace and stability in the region and improved relations between the neighbours. “The resolution of Kashmir dispute once and for all is way of doing so,” said.

Mirwaiz said the “sustained and unconditional dialogue” among the three stakeholders of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the aspirations of the most affected party i.e. the people of Jammu and Kashmir should be initiated forthwith and an immediate stop should be put to hostilities between the two countries and against the people of Kashmir.

Meanwhile, a spokesman of the conglomerate paid rich tributes to Waseem Khanday and Saddam Mir who were martyred in an encounter with forces in Shopian. “The sacrifice of life rendered by our youth will not go waste,” he said.

The spokesman condemned the “raids, arrests, and ransacking of residences, and arresting of 10 more innocent youth in police raids in south Kashmir, and human rights violations carried by government forces in other parts of the Valley”.

He also denounced the “threats by government forces to local population in Aanchaar Soura, 90 Feet Road and adjoining areas and their harassment”. (GNS)