Srinagar: Welcoming the cricket diplomacy
between India and Pakistan, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front
on Wednesday pitched for inclusion of Kashmiris in the dialogue
process between the two countries.
"Both New Delhi and Islamabad have to accept Kashmiris
as a basic party and should involve them in the dialogue
process," JKLF Chairman Mohammad Yaseen Malik said in a
Terming the meeting of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and
his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani as a "good omen",
Malik said the strained relations between the two countries
had a direct impact on Kashmir.
"Whenever the talks between the two countries fail,
Kashmiris become direct victims," he said.
Malik said Kashmir issue has become a major obstacle over
the past six decades in the way of peace, prosperity and
development in the sub-continent.
"Kashmir is not only a boundary dispute between India and
Pakistan but involves the future of Kashmiris," he said.