Agence India Press
Srinagar: Asserting that the economic crisis in South Asia was because of ‘unresolved Kashmir dispute’, Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday urged India and Pakistan to start a meaningful dialogue with the involvement of true Kashmiri leadership.
Addressing the Friday congregation at the historic Jama Masjid here, Mirwaiz claimed that economic crisis in India and Pakistan was because of unsettled Kashmir issue.
“India spend Crores of rupees on defense budget every year while this year seventeen lakh crore budget was earmarked for defence,” he said, “India should acknowledge that they can’t come out of economic crisis unless and until they resole Kashmir issue.”
He also said that trade routes should be opened with the neighbouring countries so that it will bring conducive atmosphere and will reduce economic crisis in the Sub-continent.
He urged India and Pakistan to start a meaningful dialogue with the involvement of true leadership of Kashmir.
“Indian government should start withdrawal of security forces and revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) for the peaceful atmosphere,” he added.
Blaming the Omar Abdullah led government for problems faced by people owing to lack of essential amenities in the Valley, Mirwaiz said, “people are facing problems due to bad governance.” (AIP News)
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