Srinagar, Nov 23: Joint Hurriyat Leadership of Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday met the former Prime Minister of Norway, Kjell Mangne Bondevik at Hyderpora.
Under detention, Yasin Malik, the third leader of the Joint Hurriyat, couldn’t attend the meeting.
Geelani and Mirwaiz, as per the spokesperson, briefed Bondevik about the present prevailing situation in Kashmir.
The leadership duo, as per the spokesperson, told Bondevik that Government of India has kept the Kashmir issue lingering over the past seven decades which has resulted in enormous miseries for the people that include killings of people and the youth, worst ever human rights violations while as lakhs of forces present in Kashmir who enjoy full impunity for accountability under black laws have let loose hell on the people of J&K.
“Every Kashmiri yearns for a peaceful and dignified solution of the issue so that they see the end to worst ever repression they are facing at present, and that lies in either in implementing the UN resolutions or through tripartite dialogue between India, Pakistan and the people of Kashmir,” the leadership duo told Bondevik.
They urged the Norwegian former PM that since his country has a history in playing a positive role in conflict resolutions, the Norwegians government should also make serious efforts to resolve the vexed dispute to mitigate the sufferings of people of Kashmir and for lasting peace in South Asia.
The Joint Hurriyat leaders explained to the Norwegian prevailing situation in Kashmir and termed it “very sensitive and fragile.”
The former Norwegian Prime Minister led delegation ensured that they would use their good offices to ensure a sustained and result oriented dialogue between India and Pakistan begins so that an amicable solution to Kashmir issue is found.
Meanwhile Joint Hurriyat Leadership has asked people to observe a complete protest shutdown in Kralpora, Meelyal, Reddi Chokibal, Handwara, Rohama, Baramulla, Ganderbal, Soibugh, Sarsyar, Keller, D.H.Pora, D.K. Marg, Menzgam areas going to polls in the third phase of sham panchayat elections thrust on them by the authoritarian state.
Joint Hurriyat asked People to demonstrate their total rejection and disregard of this futile exercise by staying away and boycotting it completely.