A meeting of the executive, general and working committee members of APHC , was held under the leadership of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, at his lakeside residence near Nageen on Tuesday.
The participants discussed the ongoing political situation in the state with special reference to the breakdown of talks between India and Pakistan and its subsequent fallout on peace and stability in the region.
Terming Kashmir issue as a core issue between the two countries, the participants stated that the lingering issue was the main reason for the huge trust deficit between the two countries which led to wars between them and which continues to be a constant source of tension and instability in the region.
They said that unless the issue is resolved little progress can be made between the two countries in normalization of relationships and resolution of other issues between them.
Expressing surprise at the statement made by the the external affairs minister Ms Sushma Swaraj that Kashmir issue will not be discussed at the NSA meeting, the participants said that the K issue has always been the focal point of any discussion between India and Pakistan and between these two countries and the Kashmir leadership since 1947.
They said that from Tashkent to Ufa, countless deliberations have been held between them , to move towards the resolution of the issue.
Besides,they reminded that the issue stands alive in the UN where many resolutions have been passed in this connection and several rounds of talks have been held to solve the problem. As such, they stated that India’s attempt to evade from talks on Kashmir issue was extremely unfortunate, imprudent and contrary to the historical ,political and ground realities of J&K.
The meeting asserted that Hurriyat conference would continue with its efforts at all levels to solve the Kashmir issue.
The meeting appealed to people to be cautious of anti-movement elements parading as well wishers of people but actually driven only by narrow vested interests at the cost of harming the movement.
It appealed to people to show steadfastness ,conviction and faith in the justness of their cause and re pledge themselves towards it .
On completion of 26 years of the alleged police crackdown of Jamia Masjid on August 25, 1989, the participants denounced the mainstream political parties of hatching the conspiracy to undermine the centrality of the Jamia Masjid.
They said that since then, efforts are on to harm the historical significance and centrality of Jamia Masjid. However, they said that despite the coercive and terror tactics of the powers, the pulpit of Jamia Masjid will continue to represent people’s aspirations and emotions come what may.