Show maturity, respond with positivity : Lawmaker to militants
Langate: Awami Itehaad Party (AIP) president and MLA Langate, Engineer Abdul Rasheed Sheikh on Wednesday welcomed centre’s declaration of a unilateral cease fire in the state.
Er Rasheed as per a statement issued here said that the move is a much needed beginning to resolve the long pending dispute which has claimed nearly one lakh lives.
Addressing a party function at Mandigam Langate, AIP president said that the decision taken by New Delhi vindicates the stand of Kashmiris and it is proven now that the militants are not terrorists and good sense has begun to prevail in New Delhi.
“The centre’s decision has proved that militants enjoy public support and eliminating them makes them stronger. The unilateral ceasefire is victory of Kashmiris but at the same time it should not be seen as defeat of the other side. New Delhi being the major party to the dispute must move now beyond the ceasefire and offer unconditional talks to United Jihad Counsel and Huriyat leadership and then start tripartite talks between all the three stake holders,” he said.
He added that it is moral obligation of New Delhi to respect its commitment of declaring unilateral ceasefire. “However unless New Delhi doesn’t walk few more extra miles not much may change on the ground as Kashmiris have not sacrificed for the ceasefire or autonomy or any resolution outside UN resolutions but for right to self determination, which is their birth right,” he said.
AIP president asked militant leadership to try and gain the genuine dividends of ceasefire by showing maturity and responding with positivity to New Delhi’s move.
He added that any reaction in hesitation will give New Delhi an excuse to run away from the real issue.
MLA Langate appealed all political parties not to waste time but try to move beyond ceasefire by asking New Delhi to start the dialogue with Pakistan and militant leadership for the final settlement after dispute.