Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Thursday urged New Delhi to take a cue from Afghanistan talks and start a dialogue with Kashmiri leadership and Pakistan to resolve the long pending Kashmir issue.
Taking to Twitter, Mirwaiz said that after decades of bloodshed, good news for the region was coming from Afghanistan where many factions of Afghan parties and the Taliban are having a dialogue to end 17-year old war in their country.
Mirwaiz hoped that India would pay heed and agree to talk to Kashmiris and Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir issue.
“Looks like after decades of bloodshed good news for the region from #Afghanistan, all factions hopeful to reach an agreement through dialogue and give peace a chance. Hope India pays heed and agrees to talk to Kashmiris and Pakistan to resolve the festering #Kashmir dispute!” Mirwaiz tweeted.
Taliban, which is having talks with Afghan politicians in Russian capital Moscow, has claimed that the talks were “very successful”.
In a recent delegates session held at Hurriyat Conference (M) Rajbagh headquarters, Mirwaiz had stated that the present dispensation at New Delhi had abandoned all the work done by late Prime Minister AtalBihari Vajpayee on Kashmir as even Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah MehmoodQureshi during his phone call to him (Mirwaiz) had expressed dissatisfaction over New Delhi’s “negative response to Pakistan’s peace overtures.”
“The Pakistan FM told me over phone that New Delhi even didn’t respond to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s offer for dialogue and now anything positive on dialogue and Kashmir can only be expected after polls in India,” Mirwaiz had told the delegate session.