Mirwaiz concerned over bloodshed at LoC Asks India, Pak to give up confrontation and come to negotiating table to resolve Kashmir dispute

Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday expressed concern over bloodshed at the Line of Control (LoC).
While addressing the Friday congregation at Jama Masjid, Mirwaiz expressed grave concern and distress at the bloodshed taking place on the LoC.
He said each day civilians including children on both sides of LoC are getting killed becoming the target of the unresolved Kashmir conflict, which is very sad and painful.
“Soldiers also become cannon fodder of this hate as a consequence of the lingering Kashmir dispute. These soldiers on either side belong to the poor segment of society and join forces to make a living and support their poor families and their killing is equally sad,” he said.
The Hurriyat (M) chairman said it was strange that both sides boast of killing soldiers of the other side and swear that deaths would be avenged leading to more killings and destruction, including those of civilians.
“This senselessness and bloodshed is given the name of nationalism and defence of national honour,” he said and appealed both countries to let better sense prevail and stop these senseless killings.
Mirwaiz said the only beneficiaries of this death and destruction are those, who provide the arms and ammunition for this mayhem.
He urged the two nuclear neighbors to give up confrontation and come to the table to resolve the Kashmir dispute once for all and put a permanent end to this madness and suffering that has consumed so many lives and is a the source of the suffering of Kashmiris for past 70 years.
Referring to Kashmiri Pandits, Mirwaiz appealed the migrant Pandits to return to their roots, their homeland Kashmir. “People of Kashmir will welcome them with warmth and open arms.”
He said their migration is a human issue and it makes all Kashmiris sad that they are away from their motherland and yearn to come back
“The Kashmiri Pandits are part of our joint ethos and culture and our common past and will always remain so. Kashmir belongs to them as much as it does to Muslims and we want to share our future together. Our demand for right of self- determination is for each inhabitant of J&K and they have an equal right to have their say in its future dispensation,” she said.
Terming the rape and murder of a minor bakerwal girl in Kathua as barbaric and shameful act, Hurriyat (M) chairman said the callousness of those in charge not acting promptly in tracing the missing child for a week is condemnable.