Kashmir Incomplete Without Doda, Jammu: Mirwaiz

11 November 2009
Rising Kashmir
Fiaz Pampori

Doda: Maintaining that Kashmir was incomplete without Doda and Jammu, Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Wednesday asked New Delhi to adhere to his six-point proposal to make the dialogue process consequential. Addressing a gathering at Markazi Jamia Masjid here after Zuhar (afternoon) prayers, Mirwaiz said Kashmir is incomplete without Doda and Jammu and no division of Kashmir will be acceptable. “New Delhi keeps on creating hindrances to keep us away from visiting this place,” he said and urged people to support freedom movement. “If the people of Doda have any grievances or issues with the Hurriyat leadership we appeal them to come forward,” he said. The Hurriyat (M) chairman said he will be visiting Pakistan soon and is hopeful of acting as a facilitator between New Delhi and Pakistan. “But Pakistan too needs to show seriousness,” he said. Stating that Kashmir is not an economic issue, he said right to self-determination is the basic solution to the Kashmir issue. “Jammu and Kashmir issue has been lingering since 1947 and its perpetual solution lies only in tripartite talks involving all the stake holders including representatives of Kashmiris,” he said. Mirwaiz said, “Hurriyat Conference is ready for dialogue with New Delhi as we believe that our issue is based on principles and can be discussed on any platform. Kashmir issue is not about transfer of governance and is not any economic issue or about packages. It needs to be resolved politically”. Rejecting bilateral talks as solution to the imbroglio, he said that triangular dialogue could prove consequential for trilateral talks. “We believe that Kashmir issue can’t be resolved through bilateral talks but dialogue remains the only option and as such we have taken the triangular way of talks with New Delhi as well as Pakistan so as to pave way for tripartite talks,” he said. Stating that they want to proceed in a phased manner, Hurriyat (M) chairman said, “We strongly believe that dialogue would be inconsequential until our six point proposal was adhered on ground by New Delhi to pave way for the talks”. Among the six-point proposal, the amalgam, demands revoking of all ‘draconian laws”, unconditional release of detainees and withdrawal of troops from the State. During his visit to Martyr’s graveyard, Mirwaiz paid tributes to people of Doda for ‘exemplified’ sacrifices and reiterated that Kashmir was incomplete without Doda and Jammu region. While advocating need for immediate social reforms, Hurriyat (M) chairman made mention of formation of Mutahid Majlis Ulemma and its activities in the Valley. He urged the Ummah to follow the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in true spirit to get back their lost status.