In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leader and the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League (JKPL) Chairman, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza has said that Kashmir dispute is the main cause of tension between Pakistan and India.
According to media sources, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza addressing a condolence meeting at Dadsara in Tral said that Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, should muster courage and fulfill the promises the first Indian premier, Jawaharlal Nehru, had made with the people of Kashmir. “Narendra Modi should understand that Kashmir is not border dispute between India and Pakistan but an issue concerning the future of 15 million people of Kashmir,” he added. He demanded an immediate end to the arrest spree in the Valley and unconditional release of all illegally detained Hurriyat leaders and activists. Later, Mukhtar Waza visited the residence of Hurriyat leader, Nisar Ahmad Rather, who was recently released from illegal detention. Meanwhile, Hurriyat leader, Javaid Ahmad Mir, in a statement in Srinagar said that Kashmir was a political and diplomatic issue which could not be resolved by the fascist ideology. He said that Indian Government should understand the political and diplomatic implications of unresolved long standing Kashmir dispute. New-Delhi’s aggressive posturing against pro-freedom leaders and Kashmiri people will not lead them to any conclusive solution of the dispute, he added.