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Mirwaiz calls for sincere efforts to resolve Kashmir issue

india Updated: Sep 21, 2009 20:46 IST

Asserting that resolution of Kashmir issue holds the key to peace in South-Asian region, moderate separatist leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Saturday said it is time to take concrete measures to solve the long-pending problem.

Addressing a massive Eid gathering at the historic Eidgah in downtown city, the Hurriyat Conference (Moderate) Chairman said it is time to take "concrete and solid steps" to resolve the Kashmir issue.

Promising that his amalgam would extend its support to every endeavour aimed at resolving the vexed problem, he said its resolution would pave the way for peace in the region.

Referring to the proposed visit of the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Jammu and Kashmir, Mirwaiz, who has been invited to a meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) in New York next week, said his amalgam will extend welcome to him if he sets in motion the process for resolution of Kashmir issue "seriously and sincerely."

"For resolution of Kashmir issue, Hurriyat Conference will extend full support to the dialogue process with Pakistan and real Kashmiri leadership aimed at resolving the Kashmir issue once for all", he said.