Any talks on Kashmir must include Pakistan: Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz
Hurriyat Conference leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said the unrest in the Kashmir Valley is a “political problem” which requires a “political solution”.india Updated: Aug 24, 2016 16:38 IST
Hurriyat Conference leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Wednesday said any proposed talks on Jammu and Kashmir should involve all stakeholders including Pakistan.
Talking to CNN News18, Mirwaiz said the unrest in the Kashmir Valley is a “political problem” which requires a “political solution”.
Home minister Rajnath Singh is on a two-day visit to Kashmir to interact with political leaders and people in a bid to restore normalcy in the valley.
Mirwaiz, who is leader of moderate faction of Hurriyat Conference, said Indian authorities had got into the habit of blaming separatists for any trouble in the valley.
“It’s always separatists, Pakistan or traitors who are blamed (for problems in the valley) and never the Indian establishment,” he said.
Over 65 people have died in clashes with security forces since the July 8 killing of Hizbul leader Burhan Wani.