Separatists Urged To Revisit Their Politics28 December 2010
The Indian Express
Srinagar: Maintaining that dialogue is key for resolving all outstanding issues, a human rights organisation today asked the separatists in Jammu and Kashmir to revisit their strategy. 'Hurriyat leadership, both moderate and hardliners, should revisit the wisdom of their political phrase and conduct their politics strictly in accordance with jurisprudence of Kashmir case,' secretary general of London-based Jammu and Kashmir Council for Human Rights (JKCHR) Syed Nazir Gilani told reporters here. Hurriyat leadership and other political parties need to revisit the wisdom of their 20-year politics and consider seriously their understanding of the Kashmir case. 'The right to self-determination is for all people and the death of a generation in fact is the death of self-determination,' he said. He said the Kashmiri leadership should take cognizance of suffering of common citizen. 'Jammu and Kashmir government has a principal role to play in the protection and promotion of human rights,' he said. Claiming that governments of India and Pakistan too have failed the people of Jammu and Kashmir in the discharge of their obligations, Gilani said the two countries need to resolve their conflicts through dialogue. Gilani also opposed the stone pelting by youths. He said the law enforcement agencies need training in their duty to promote and protect human rights and come to the aid of common citizen. The rehabilitation of youths who have decided to give up violence needs serious attention, he said.