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Hurriyat leaders for inclusion of Kashmiris in Pak-India talks  

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat leaders have said that any Pakistan-India talks on Kashmir can only be fruitful after the inclusion of true representatives of the Kashmiri people in the dialogue process.

Commenting on the likely visit by Indian Foreign Secretary, S Jaishankar to Pakistan in the coming months, All Parties Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani in a media interview said that bilateral talks were also held in the past, but to no avail.
“The dialogue process has been reduced to mere symbolism. Hundreds of meets have taken place, conferences have been held and resolutions passed but there has been no change on ground,” he added.

“India has never accepted the inclusion of Kashmiris in the dialogue process and it is one of the reasons the talks that have taken place between the two countries have failed, so far. India is suffering from arrogance of power and refuses to acknowledge the resolutions passed by the United Nations on the Kashmir dispute,” Geelani maintained.
Senior Hurriyat leader Shabbir Ahmad Shah while describing the proposed visit by Indian foreign secretary to Pakistan as the first step towards reconciliation between the two neighbors said the talks should be meaningful and result-oriented.
“We have always welcomed any attempts to ease the relations between the two countries but Kashmir dispute must be given top priority. The talks should move from the bilateral level to tripartite in future with the views of Kashmiri leadership be also taken into consideration,” he stressed.
The illegally detained Kashmiri leader, Dr Muhammad Qasim Fakhtoo said that any dialogue between Pakistan and India without addressing core issue of Kashmir would not benefit the Kashmiris.
Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi called his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharifon Friday to inform him about the top diplomat’s visit to Islamabad. In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders have said that Pak-India talks on Kashmir can be fruitful only when the true representatives of the Kashmiri people are included in the dialogue process.
Senior APHC leader, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi maintained that the Kashmir dispute should be top on the agenda in talks between the two neighbouring countries.
Hurriyat leader, Muhammad Musaddiq Aadil pointed out that India would have to stop human rights violations and reverse its decision to settle non-Kashmiris in the territory to prove its seriousness in the talks.
Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party paying glowing tributes to Kashmiri freedom leader, Ghulam Muhammad Bulla on his martyrdom anniversary, vowed to accomplish the martyrs’ mission, against all odds. Ghulam Muhammad Bulla was tortured to death by Indian forces on the night of 15th February in 1975 for challenging the 1975 Indra-Abdullah Accord.

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