Enter into dialogue with Centre: Omar to separatists
Asking separatists to see the writing on the wall, CM Omar Abdullah on Thursday said admission of Hurriyat leaders their own people who had killed two leaders is an "eye-opener".
Srinagar: Asking separatists to see the
writing on the wall, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday said
admission of Hurriyat leaders their own people who had killed
two leaders is an "eye-opener" and that the time has come for
them to join the dialogue process.
"This is an eye opener for all and time has come to
stop all kinds of bloodshed in Kashmir and (they should) play
a pro-active role to solve Kashmir issue through dialogue,"
Omar said at a function here.
Former Hurriyat Conference Chairman Abdul Gani Bhat
had created a flutter among separatists earlier this month
when he said that Mirwaiz Mohammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone
as also his brother were killed by "our own people" and not by
the security forces.
Sajjad, son of Lone, had thrown his weight behind with
Bhat, saying the time has come for people to decide whether
they were with "murderers or murdered".
The Chief Minister said the separatist groups,
including the one led by hardliner Syed Ali Shah Geelani,
should read the writing on the wall and join the dialogue
"Whether it is Hurriyat-G (Geelani faction) or
Hurriyat-M (Mirwaiz faction), they should read writing on wall
and realize that dialogue is the only solution of all the
Apparently referring to Geelani, Omar said separatists
should give up their double standards on dialogue. "Those who
have double standards should desist from it. When they can
meet(parliamentarians) Ramvilas Paswan and D Raja, why should
they shy away from meeting the interlocutors?" he asked.
He said the Centre has given full mandate to the team
of three interlocutors headed by veteran journalist Dileep
Padgaonkar to suggest a political solution to the Kashmir
"Whatever recommendations they will make, the Centre
will consider them positively," he assured.
Omar said use of guns and politics of strikes in
Kashmir over the years have not yielded anything in terms of
progress in the resolution of the Kashmir issue.