Ahead of foreign secretary level talks between India and Pakistan, a senior separatist leader advocated resolution of Kashmir issue on top priority Saturday saying "peace, prosperity and development" will elude the region till the problem exists.
"Dreaming about peace, prosperity and development in the sub-continent without resolution of Kashmir issue is impossible," JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik said at a public meeting at Khiram-Bijbehara in Anantnag district of south Kashmir.
Terming Kashmir issue as the "worst example" of human tragedy, he said the final settlement of the problem on top priority was imperative for better future of our coming generations.
"Foreign Secretaries of India and Pakistan are meeting shortly to have another round of talks. We have always welcomed the dialogue between the two countries but there is no headway on Kashmir so far," he said.
"Sidelining Kashmir issue or delaying its solution or moving forward without solving the problem will only lead to uncertainty," he said.
Malik said he was hopeful that there would be focus on Kashmir issue during the upcoming meetings between the two countries.