November 2003 News

APHC To Unfold Plan For Settlement Of Kashmir Issue

14 November 2003
News Network International

Srinagar: All Parties Hurriyat Conference (Ansari faction) has formulated a comprehensive plan for the final settlement of Kashmir issue and it would be unveiled before the people on Jamiat-ul-vida (last Friday of Ramzan). Addressing a gathering to mark the 36th death aversary of Mirwaiz Molvi Mohommad Yousuf Shah, former APHC Chairman Prof Abdul Gani Bhat said the Hurriyat Conference has deliberated on the offer made by the centre and devised a outline for the solution to Kashmir issue. 'We would be unveiling our plan on Jamait-ul-vida before the people because we believe Kashmiris are the masters of their destiny and they alone will have the right to work out an outline which should be acceptable, honourable and durable', he said. Prof Bhat said pressure is building on India and Pakistan to settle the Kashmir issue. Referring to joint Indo-American military exercises in Leh, he said Russians and Chinese are worried about it and they have now started pressurising India to settle the Kashmir issue, Kashmir Times reported. On entering into talks with deputy prime minister L. K. Advani, former Hurriyat Conference said broader consensus is required for joining the process. 'We should have understanding of the levels and we can not hold talks without any reference to time and space. We may be talking to Kashmiris first, India next and Pakistan and Occupied Kashmir will follow', he said. Without naming the leaders of Geelani faction, Prof Bhat said some people make merry when their pictures are flashed on the newspapers. 'They basically are publicity hungry and when their pictures and statements appear on the news paper, they think they are the only soldiers of Kashmir cause', he said. Prof Bhat also lashed out at those elements who dub them as agents of New Delhi. He said they are agents neither of New Delhi nor Islamabad but they do speak of Kashmir and would continue to do so. 'We feel Kashmiris alone can bring about solution to Kashmir issue. We speak of Kashmiris and we will continue to do so. We are not governed by the personal interests', he said. Later a resolution was moved by Awami Action Committee chairman and former Hurriyat Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, which was passed unanimously by the people. It was unanimously resolved that if New Delhi has any reservations in implementing the UN resolutions, then they should initiate a tripartite dialogue for solving the Kashmir issue. It was also resolved that Kashmir is the main issue between India and Pakistan and when it is solved, all smaller issues would fall in line and would be solved. Earlier, glowing tributes were paid to late Mirwaiz Molvi Mohommad Yousuf Shah. His son Molvi Mohommad Ahmad Shah had come from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir to attend the function. Molvi Shah recited verses from the holy Quran and paid tributes to late leader. Those who paid homage to late leader include Hurriet chairman Moulana Mohommad Abbaas Ansari and Democratic Freedom Party chief Shabir Ahmad Shah.


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