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Farooq congratulates PM Modi for ‘seeking’ US mediation on Kashmir

Farooq congratulates PM Modi for ‘seeking’ US mediation on Kashmir
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Ajmer: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference president and Member of Parliament Dr Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for reportedly seeking intervention of United States President Donald Trump in solving the protracted issue of Jammu and Kashmir.
Farooq asked world powers to make Kashmir a zone of peace and not the zone of conflict.
He applauded Prime Minister Modi for “showing courage in resolving the long pending issue of J&K”.
“It is indeed a welcome step to see the prime Minister make sincere efforts to solve the issue that has been lingering around for more than seven decades,” Farooq said in a statement.
He said that any mediation in conflict resolution was not a new approach, but one of the traditional means of diplomacy that affords the two conflict ridden countries reach to a suitable solution.
Farooq said it was high time for India and Pakistan to shun hostilities “because at the end its people of our state who face the direct brunt of such hostilities”.
“It’s our people who come in the line of fire whenever there is friction between India and Pakistan and therefore continue to remain mired within the strained Indo-Pak relationship,” he added.
Farooq said that the issue of Kashmir had led to multiples wars between the two countries and escalated tensions from time to time and people of the state want an end to “all rounds of violence and fresh round of political maneuvers that would satisfy the aspirations of the people of the state besides affording a win-win situation for both India and Pakistan.”
“So many conflicts would be resolved if leaders consider the humane aspects of it, it is high time for both the neighboring countries to solve the issue that has devoured many precious lives. The development prospects of the sub-continent too have remained hostage to the animosity between the two neighbours,” te NC President said.
Rebuffing the forces within the country for “bogging Modi down”, Farooq said it was not for the first time that any outside intervention has been sought on this issue.
“The famous Tashkent Declaration is a stark example of that was signed fifty years ago. The document is considered as one of the first examples of diplomatic mediation by Soviet Union,” he said.
NC, he said, had been a votary of dialogue “and believes that only dialogue affords the way forward”.
The issue should not be subjected to undue politicking, it is high time for all politicians across the political spectrum of the country to appreciate the courage of the Prime Minister,” he said.
The party’s members of Parliament Muhammad Akbar Lone, Hasnain Masoodi have also welcomed the courageous move of Prime Minister Modi saying the need of the hour called for strengthening his efforts towards solving the protracted issue of J&K.
Meanwhile, Farooq paid obeisance at the shrine of Hazrat Gareeb Nawaz Kwaja Moin Ud Din Chisti (RA) at Ajmer where he offered a Chaddar at the celebrated shrine.
On the occasion he supplicated for long lasting peace in the sub-continent and prayed for peace and prosperity to the State of J&K.
“I have prayed for peace to return to our state. I hope that the coming days will increase the prospects of peace in the valley,” Farooq said.
He was accompanied by party MP’s Mohammad Akbar lone and Justice (Retd) Hasnain Masoodi to the shrine.

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