October 2017 News

Mainstream Leaders Welcome New Delhi's Interlocutor On Kashmir

23 October 2017
Greater Kashmir

Srinagar: CPI (M) state general secretary Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami today welcomed the announcement by the centre to 'start dialogue process on Kashmir', saying 'though delayed, but it is appropriate.' 'Government of India delayed the announcement of starting dialogue process on Kashmir, but finally realised that Kashmir is a political issue which needs political resolution,' Tarigami in a statement said. 'As a responsible political party, we have been time and again insisting on resolution of the Kashmir issue through dialogue and sustained political process. 'Any political initiative aimed at resolving the political issue of Kashmir is appropriate,' he said. PDF chairman and independent MLA from Khansahib, Hakim Yaseen, said: 'Any dialogue aimed at result-oriented and meaningful outcome initiated with sincerity is welcome. 'Any political conflict is resolved through result-oriented dialogue. The process of dialogue should be held through honest and with sincere intentions. Many dialogue processes through interlocutress were announced by the centre, but their reports were ignored by the successive governments and there was not outcome at all,' he said. 'The current announcement of dialogue should be time-bound and meaningful,' he said. Former union minister and JKPCC president Prof Saif-u-Din Soz also welcomed the dialogue announcement by the centre and insisted that 'all stakeholders including Hurriyat Conference should be included into the dialogue process for meaningful outcome.' President Democratic Party Nationalist (DPN) Ghulam Hassan Mir said the appointment of Dhaneshwar Sharma for holding talks 'is a positive step from Government of India.' I wish it to have a good impact on the Kashmiri political scenario', he said.