The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has said that New Delhi is at war with people of Jammu and Kashmir and added that Afzal Guru's hanging has damaged the prospects of any dialogue with India.
He said that dialogue "cannot take place alongside aggression. I don't see any hope for dialogue."
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that he would be consulting veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani to forge new strategy to counter "New Delhi's offensive against the people of Jammu and Kashmir."
He said Afzal's hanging will trigger widespread hatred against India among Kashmiri youth as it did after hanging of Maqbool Butt in 1984. "It might trigger another armed struggle," he said.
"New forces may crop up and they will not listen to us. We too would be rendered irrelevant because the new forces would speak in a different language," he warned.
"Once you push people to the wall they have no other way but to respond with equal aggression," he cautioned.
He said they have written to the United States and other countries conveying how Indian "aggressive tactics is pushing youth of Jammu and Kashmir towards violence."