July 2001 News

Hurriyat links attack on Amarnath yatris with Kashmir issue

22 July 2001
The Times of India

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference on Sunday linked the attack on Amarnath yatris in south Kashmir with the ''unresolved Kashmir issue''. ''The need of the hour is to accept political realities and iron out realities and find out an ever-lasting and fair solution to the Kashmir issue as per political aspirations of Kashmiris'', a Hurriyat spokesman said, reacting to the killing of 13 people, including six Amarnath pilgrims at Sheshnag. The spokesman said every citizen had a right to know why such incidents were occurring. The incident is ''regretable and mysterious'' and Hurriyat Conference has always condemned killing of innocent persons and described such incidents as ''cowardly and anti- human'' acts, he said. ''Till we don''t think over it, the innocent people whosoever they are...Will continue to be the victims'', he said.


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