Involve Kashmiri leadership in Indo-Pak talks: ANC

The Awami National Conference today advocated for involving Kashmiri leadership in dialogue between India and Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir issue.

Updated: Jul 15, 2010, 19:14 PM IST

Srinagar: The Awami National Conference
today advocated for involving Kashmiri leadership in dialogue
between India and Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir issue.

"For a peaceful and honourable solution to the Kashmir
issue, India and Pakistan should initiate meaningful dialogue
with Kashmiri leadership," ANC president Begum Khalida Shah
told reporters here today.

Blaming the ruling NC-Congress for the crisis in Kashmir,
she said people were compelled to come out on the roads in the
valley due to "negligence and irresponsible attitude" of the
government towards various problems plaguing the state.

Describing the killing of youths in police firing as
"tragic and unfortunate", the ANC chief said there is no
justification for firing bullets on stone pelters. Peace will
elude Kashmir unless the government accept the responsibility
for the recent killings and resign, she said.

"Instead of healing the wounds of the people, the
government is rubbing salt on their wounds by resorting to
random arrests and imposing restrictions," Shah said
criticising the government for imposing curbs on media.

PTI