Endorsing the statement of Indian army chief and his Pakistan counterpart for a call for peace, Hurriyat (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Sunday said it was the time that the political heads of both India and Pakistan accede to what their chiefs have realized and resolve Kashmir dispute.
“Indian Army chief admits to the futility of use of force and Pakistan Army chief talks of peace through dialogue. Its time their political counterparts accede to what their chiefs have realised and resolve the #Kashmir dispute through political measures putting an end to bloodshed ,” Mirwaiz wrote on Twitter.
Earlier, Indian army chief General Bipin Rawat said that “radicalised youth of the Valley” would soon “realise” that the gun was not the solution to their problem as neither the Army nor the militants would achieve their goals through it.
“There is hope that the situation in Kashmir will improve…it’s not gone wrong. There are some youths in Kashmir who have strayed and have been radicalised. They think they can achieve their goal through guns.
“But the time is not far when even they will be convinced that neither the forces nor the militants will be able to achieve their goal. We have to together find a way for peace and we will be successful in that,” Rawat said.
On Saturday, Pakistan army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa had said that the peaceful resolution of disputes between Pakistan and India, including Kashmir, is only possible through a comprehensive and meaningful dialogue.
“It is our sincere belief that the route to peaceful resolution of Pak-India disputes – including the core issue of Kashmir – runs through comprehensive and meaningful dialogue,” he said.