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Dialogue with terrorists must for peace: Hizbul

Hizbul Mujahideen said peace cannot be achieved in the Valley until the terrorist leadership is involved in the dialogue process.

india Updated: May 25, 2006 18:19 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Kashmiri terrorist outfit Hizbul Mujahideen on Thursday said peace cannot be achieved in the Valley until the terroristleadership is involved in the dialogue process.

"India should accept the ground realities and initiate serious measures to resolve the issue. Unless militant leadership is involved in the dialogue process, the dream of peace cannot be achieved", spokesman for the outfit Junaid-ul-Islam said in a statement to a local news agency.

He said involvement of terrorist in the dialogue process was the only guarantee for restoration of peace in the Valley.

Referring to the impact of the general strike, called by hardline faction of Hurriyat Conference and almost all militant outfits against the two-day roundtable conference convened by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Islam said by observing a complete shutdown, people demonstrated that they are not interested in peace but want freedom.

People are aware that the real peace will descend only after the achievement of the goal of freedom, he said adding that the strike should also serve as an eye-opener to those propagating that the people of Kashmir are fed up with the ongoing freedom struggle.

On the spurt in violence, the Hizbul spokesman said the successful attacks made it clear that the militants are well organised and more active than before.

First Published: May 25, 2006 18:06 IST