Srinagar, Jan 16: The joint resistance leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik on Tuesday said the chief minister Mehbooba Mufti’s statement made in the assembly that the resistance leaders shy away from participating in the dialogue process is both “mischievous and misleading”.
They said no sane person would oppose a meaningful dialogue process as a means of conflict resolution, especially when the entire state is reeling under such “gruelling repression and paying so dearly”.
They said the dialogue has to be aimed at that end and that the offer becomes unrealistic and suspicious when it is qualified with parameters and conditions like ‘within the Indian Constitution’.
“An alternative way to resolution of the issue can also be a sustained transparent and meaningful dialogue process where all three parties – India, Pakistan and the representatives of Kashimiris come together to reach a solution acceptable to all the stakeholders,” the JRL said in a statement issued to GNS.
The leadership said they have always welcomed the sustained and meaningful dialogue for the resolution of Kashmir issue as per the wishes of its people, who are the mains stakeholders of the dispute. (GNS)