Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a media interview in Srinagar said that India should create conducive environment before initiating dialogue process to resolve the longstanding dispute. The dispute should be settled through tripartite talks between Pakistan, India and the real Kashmiri leadership, he maintained.
Mirwaiz urged India to withdraw its troops, release pro-liberation leaders and activists, stop gross human rights violations and repeal all draconian laws including Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and Disturbed Area Act in the occupied territory. The international community is thrusting on the resolution of Kashmir. Today Washington, London, Beijing, Tokyo and Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) are stressing for resolving the lingering dispute, he said.
The APHC Chairman hailed Chinas role regarding Kashmir dispute. He welcomed the forthcoming Foreign Secretaries level meeting between Pakistan and India and said that the APHC had always supported the talks aimed at resolving the long-pending dispute.