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Mirwaiz to India, Pak: ‘Stop mayhem, start a process of peace’

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Srinagar, May 25: Expressing serious concern over the fresh LoC flare up between Indian and Pakistan armies, Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday urged both the nuclear powers to stop the mayhem and killings at the border and start a process of peacefully settling the Kashmir dispute .
Addressing a massive Friday gathering at the historic Jamia Masjid Mirwaiz said that it is a war at LoC especially in Uri, Samba and Kathua sectors as the two armies of India and Pakistan are exchanging heavy artillery fire resulting in the senseless loss of innocent civilians on the both sides of the fence.
He said not only civilians by soldiers on the both sides of LoC also continue to get killed due to continuous exchange of firing. Mirwaiz said that such a situation has now become routine at the LOC as it remains heated most of the year with big bangs of exchange of mortars between the armies of two countries.
Mirwaiz said that unless New Delhi gives up its obduracy regarding the dispute and gives real peace a chance there is no guarantee that the situation will change and improve. Mirwaiz said one fails to understand why the leadership of both the countries is delaying the resolution of the issue when it is in the interest of the people of both sides to start a sustained dialogue for the resolution of Kashmir dispute, which is the root cause of tension between them.
He said it is long overdue that New Delhi and Islamabad allow the leadership of two divided parts of Kashmir including Gilgit-Baltistan, Ladakh, Pakistan administered Kashmir and this part of Jammu and Kashmir to meet with each other and decide on their future course of action regarding their destiny as such a step is of utmost importance for finding a resolution of Kashmir dispute, acceptable to all parties most importantly to the people of Jammu and Kashmir. He said Hurriyat leadership will extend its full support to every serious effort aimed at resolving Kashmir so that peace prevails in the region and bloodshed stops