In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has urged India and Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir dispute in the interest of humanity and peace.
Addressing the 56th Founding Day of his party Awami Action Committee in Srinagar, he said that it was India that took the dispute to the United Nations in 1947.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who is also the patron of AAC, said India and Pakistan signed the UN resolutions and in the last 70 years have fought wars over Kashmir.
He said the two countries signed various agreements at Tashkent, Simla, Agra and Lahore and started the composite dialogue but despite that the people of Kashmir suffered the most and are still at the receiving end.
Meanwhile, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in an exclusive interview to a Jammu-based English newspaper Daily Excelsior said Kashmir is a purely political dispute and should be resolved politically.
He said dialogue is the best way to settle the dispute as it cannot be resolved through military means.
The Mirwaiz said, New Delhi needs to initiate dialogue with the Kashmiri people and Pakistan. Similar exercise was done during the Vajpayee era, when despite several obstacles, the process was taken forward at different levels.