Srinagar, Mar 14 : Expressing serious concern over the escalation of tensions between India and Pakistan due to the rising incidents of cross-LOC firing, Hurriyat Conference (M) has stressed upon the leadership of both the countries to exhibit political maturity and take the path of dialogue to solve the Kashmir and all other pending issues.
Stressing that the main victims of the cross-border firing are often innocent people living along the line of divide on both sides, the Hurriyat stated that apart from the loss of lives due to firing and mortar shelling, the people living along the border suffer the worst and often have to flee from their homes to safer places.
Hurriyat (M) stated that the main cause of tension between the two countries is the pending Kashmir dispute and it is due to this lingering dispute that both the countries have fought wars. Hurriyat (M) said that there is a war like situation continues to prevail on the borders even present day. Hurriyat stated that besides Indo-Pak the unresolved Kashmir dispute has created insecurity and instability in the entire South Asia.
The statement once again stressed that the dialogue was the only way to move forward. It further stated that both countries should take steps on priority basis to find a solution to the Kashmir dispute.
Meanwhile, Hurriyat has expressed concern over the killing of Fayaz Ahmad in Pulwama and Shanawaz Khan in Kralgund Langate, Hurriyat said that the killing of unarmed persons is not acceptable to any civilized society.
Meanwhile a spokesman of Hurriyat has condemned the house arrest of Hurriyat Conference media advisor Advocate Shahid-ul-Islam from the past two days. (KNS)