ISLAMABAD: Hurriyet leaders, Hakeem Abdul Rasheed, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Syed Bashir Andrabi and Bilal Siddiqui have said that the unsolved Indian occupied Kashmir dispute is the main cause of unrest and lack of development in the region.
The Hurriyet leaders, addressing a public gathering at Gooripora in Srinagar urged India to shun oppressive and unrealistic attitude and implement the relevant UN resolutions to settle the Kashmir dispute for peace and prosperity in the region, Kashmir Media Service reported.
The leaders said that unfortunately India was adopting harmful stance on Israel-pattern by sometimes calling for establishing colonies for its retired army personnel in the territory and sometimes other oppressive tactics but Kashmiris like past were ready to protest against the repressive tactics.
The Hurriyet leaders urged the Indian policy-makers to respect aspirations of the Kashmiri people and shun dictatorial mindset. They hoped that the people of Kashmir would witness the dawn of freedom soon.
Meanwhile, Hurriyet leader, Muhammad Yaseen Attai, in a statement issued in Srinagar said that tripartite dialogue amongst Pakistan, India and the true leadership of the Kashmiri people was the only solution of the lingering Kashmir dispute.