Moderate group of Hurriyat, JKLF for result-oriented dialogue

Last Updated: Monday, September 20, 2010 - 15:56

Srinagar: Making a fresh demand for a
result-oriented dialogue, the moderate faction of Hurriyat
Conference and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Monday
demanded setting up of Kashmir committees in India and
Pakistan to find an everlasting solution to the Kashmir issue.

"We look forward to entering into a dialogue based on
shared commitments...Let the Government of India establish and
empower an official body, a Kashmir Committee, consisting of
senior representatives of major political parties to develop
and enter into a process of engagement with representatives of
the people of Jammu and Kashmir," Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz
Umer Farooq and JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik said in a
joint memorandum.

"We believe that a similar Kashmir Committee, bringing
together all political forces, should also be established in
Pakistan. We will suggest to political parties in Pakistan
that this be done," the memorandum addressed to the all-party
delegation said.

The memorandum said, "This (setting up of Kashmir
Committees) will ensure that all major political forces in
India and Pakistan are on board with the peace process and it
will help institutionalise and sustain the process to resolve
the Kashmir problem.”

"On our part we are ready and willing to engage and
sustain a meaningful and irreversible process of dialogue
designed to avoid the failures of the past and to jointly
develop and implement a solution to the Kashmir dispute that
is acceptable to all sides - India, Pakistan and above all the
people of the state," it said.

"We must render the process immune from domestic politics
and tendencies to act as spoilers," it said, adding "achieving
a solution to the Kashmir issue should now rise above vote
bank politics and be taken up as a national agenda shared by
all, worked for by all, and risked for by all major political
parties of India."

PTI



First Published: Monday, September 20, 2010 - 15:56
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