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Miwaiz for consensus between two Kashmiris

Moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq asked has Kashmiri parties across the state and other side of the Line of Control to evolve a common minimum programme. Peerzada Ashiq reports.

india Updated: Oct 25, 2009 20:24 IST
Peerzada Ashiq
Peerzada Ashiq
Hindustan Times

Moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq asked has Kashmiri parties across the state and other side of the Line of Control to evolve a common minimum programme.

“We have to work out a new approach to the settlement of Kashmir, which looks receptively at all solution proposals,” Mirwaiz said at a seminar on Kashmir in London.

Umar underlined the fact that the dialogue on Kashmir was the only way out. He said Hurriyat was open to talks with New Delhi.
“ Stalled talks on Kashmir will get us nowhere. India and Pakistan have a responsibility not only towards Kashmiri people but also towards their own people,” Mirwaiz said. “Only an acceptable Kashmir settlement will guarantee peace in South Asia”.

Umar said Kashmir needed a solution that should satisfy the diverse people of the state. “Kashmir is not a homogeneous region as it is inhabited by people of different religions and ethnicities who have different aspirations and desires”

The Hurriyat chairman said it’s time that Kashmir is seen as a humanitarian problem rooted in the aspirations of Kashmiris themselves. “A hawkish outlook would get us nowhere,” he said.