Nawaz-Modi meeting offers hope for peace in South Asia: Dr Fai

ISLAMABAD: Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai, the Secretary General, World Kashmir Awareness, has said that the meeting between the Prime Minister Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif, and the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in New Delhi, offers hope for peace in South Asia if the course of justice is followed.

Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai said this while addressing a large gathering during the 39th Annual Convention of Islamic Circle of North America – Muslim American Society (ICNA-MAS) at Baltimore Convention Center on the topic of `Kashmir Dispute: Opportunities and Challenges”, KMS reported.

He said, “The people of Kashmir want the people of India and Pakistan to live in peace and prosperity. That is why they believe that Kashmir conflict has to be resolved not through military means but through peaceful tripartite negotiations among Governments of India and Pakistan and the people of Kashmir.”

Dr Fai said that this change in atmosphere would lead to the use of friendlier language in relations between the two governments.

The change reflects the warm, spontaneous exchanges at the popular level which have blown away the perverse thesis, sometimes muttered even by foreign powers, that hostility between the two peoples is innate and can never be eradicated, he added.

Dr Fai maintained that the essential guiding principles of the negotiation process must be not to answer what was the correct or best solution of the Kashmir problem but how that solution could be arrived at.