The executive and general council of Hurriyat Conference (M) on Monday appealed India and Pakistan to shun confrontation and start dialogue.
A meeting of Hurriyat (M) executive and general council was held under the chairmanship of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq at the amalgam’s headquarters at Rajbagh today.
The representatives of all the constituents of the amalgam participated in the meeting that discussed situation on ground.
A Hurriyat (M) spokesman said participants of the meeting expressed serious concern over the growing escalation between India and Pakistan on the borders and stressed upon the two nations to shun the confrontational approach and instead start a sustained dialogue to resolve the root cause of the tension which is the Kashmir dispute.
“The participants expressed great distress at the killing of five members of a family in the cross LoC shelling in Mendhar area. The military approach adopted by India and Pakistan is going to yield nothing as neither can prove their superiority or settle the dispute militarily as both are nuclear powers,” he said.
He said the meeting urged the leadership of India and Pakistan to mitigate the sufferings of people of Kashmir and put an end to the senseless violence by showing maturity and pragmatism and take steps to resolve the Kashmir issue as per the wishes and aspirations of people of Kashmir by pursuing a sustained and meaningful dialogue with all the stakeholders on board so that peace prevails in the South Asia.
The participants expressed serious concern over the efforts that “India has entered into the race of buying weaponry on a large scale”.
The spokesman said the meeting also strongly castigated the ruling regime for conducting frequent Cordon and Search Operations (CASOs) across South, North and central Kashmir leading to harassment of people including children and blowing up of residential homes of people.