Srinagar |Mar 23 : Terming the resolution of all issues including Kashmir as of basic importance, Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Wednesday said participation of Kashmiris in any dialogue on Kashmir was a necessity for these talks to bear fruitful results.
He expressed hope that the political leadership of the two countries would take clear and non-ambiguous stand over it so that decks are cleared for the resolution of all issues including Kashmir.
Before leaving for New Delhi, the Mirwaiz, while talking to media persons at his residence, felicitated the Government of Pakistan and people of Pakistan on the Pakistan Day on his behalf and on behalf of the people of Kashmir and wished them well.
Expressing his gratitude to Pakistan for helping people of Kashmir in their just struggle by supporting them at the political, diplomatic and moral levels, the Chairman said for the past 68 years, Pakistan’s efforts for resolving Kashmir issue and supporting Hurriyat and Kashmiri peoples’ stand has remained a source of encouragement.
Terming the efforts of resumption of dialogue process between New Delhi and Islamabad as a welcome move for the political situation of the entire region, the Mirwaiz said Hurriyat has always stood for the cordial ties between the two countries and has believed that instead of confrontation there should be coordination between the two countries to put the entire sub continent on the path of peace, progress and stability.
He said, however, for that to happen, steps needed to be taken for resolving the core issue of Kashmir between the two countries keeping the wishes and aspirations of the people in mind.
Meanwhile, Mirwaiz Wednesday left for New Delhi on the invite of the Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit Ali where he is scheduled to participate in the Pakistan day function on Wednesday evening along with a high level delegation of the party leadership.
A party spokesperson in a statement said the Mirwaiz and other leaders would be holding detailed discussion with the Pakistan diplomats on the ongoing political situation and resistance movement of Kashmir and other issues related to the Kashmir.