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Hurriyat for international mediation on Kashmir

January 05, 2006 16:49 IST
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All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq said that "international mediation" and "guarantees" are imperative for achieving a solution of the Kashmir issue. 

He was talking to reporters at the residence of Sahibzada Ishaque Zafar, a PoK MLA, on Wednesday.  Senior Hurriyat leaders Professor Abdul Ghani Bhat and Bilal Ghani Lone were also present. 

Supporting the India-Pakistan talks and peace process, he said dialogue was imperative but there should be the world community's involvement at a certain level to reach a solution acceptable to all the parties concerned. 

The Mirwaiz was of the view that frequent visits by Kashmiri leaders across the Line of Control were essential to evolve a strategy and consensus to reach any settlement. 

He said 'intra-Kashmiri' talks were important and it would only be possible by frequent visits of leaders.  Earlier, addressing a reception hosted by Zafar, Mirwaiz Farooq stressed the need for resolving the Kashmir issue for durable peace in the region. 

"We have come to express solidarity with our brethren who suffered history's worst catastrophe in the region, just to convey the sentiments and emotions of the people across the LoC," he said. 

Earlier, Zafar said "war is no solution and the Kashmir issue should be resolved through talks." He said the LoC had no status.


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