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Respond to Imran’s offer, resolve Kashmir: Mirwaiz to Modi

Srinagar, Nov 30:Chairman Hurriyat (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday appealed Government of India to adopt human approach like opening of Kartarpur Corridor instead of ‘military approach’ to address the issues.

Taking on Twitter, Mirwaiz wrote: “At JamaMasjid today, Military approach to issues can never succeed, but human approach to them as witnessed in the opening of KartarpurCorridor is the best way forward, appeal to Govt of India to stop the killing of Kashmiri youth & blinding them by pellets and show the maturity.”

Addressing the Friday congregation Mirwaiz said that the statement on Kashmir by ex-Norwegian PM Kjell Magne Bondevik who recently visited the valley, reflects the true reality of the Kashmir situation and completely echoes what the resistance leadership has been saying all these years.

Mirwaiz said that military approach to issues can never succeed, but a human approach to them, as witnessed in the opening of Kartarpur corridor facilitated by both India and Pakistan is the best way forward.

“I appeal to Government of India to stop the killing of Kashmiri youth and blinding them by pellets and show the maturity of a large democracy they claim to be by engaging with Pakistan and resolving this long standing dispute in a peaceful manner,” he said.

He said Modi should positively respond to Imran Khan’s repeated offer of engagement so that both can be build trust and give peace which is the most important factor for progress a real chance.

“People of Kashmir need it the most as we bearing the biggest brunt of the lingering dispute,” he said.

Expressing deep anguish and sorrow at the killing spree of militants by the forces, Mirwaiz said that under operation CASO, young boys are shot dead and it is lauded as a great success.

“Civilians are also targeted in these operations with impunity and their killing conveniently justified as collateral damage while babies as young as Baby Hiba are also not spared and fired pellets upon. The international community to help stop the daily killings and grave human rights violations here,” he said.

On Wednesday, Pakistan PM Imran Khan laid the foundation of Kartarpur Corridor, which will connect Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur Pakistan with Dera Baba Nanak Shahi shrine in Gurdaspur India. The corridor will facilitate free movement of Sikh pilgrims.