Mirwaiz said in order to build trust and take the process forward and provide the much needed relief to the people, the Hurriyat proposed to the government of India certain necessary steps to be taken with immediate effect.
“Demilitarization and lifting the overwhelming security apparatus form Kashmir, revoking the various special repressive laws including the AFSPA, PSA etc., releasing all political prisoners languishing in various Indian jails were the demands,” said Mirwaiz.
He said, unfortunately, no heed was paid to his demands. “This reflected lack of sincerity and will on part of New Delhi. In turn, discrediting the whole process of engagement,” said Mirwaiz.
Seeking end to persistent violence in Kashmir, the Mirwaiz said “in less than two months around 50 people mostly children and teenagers have been mercilessly killed and the killing spree continues and all forms of repression have been put in place by India. Where is the scope for engagement, when a reign of terror has been let loose by them against a people for demanding their basic right?”