IHK leaders welcome US mediation


In occupied Kashmir, a day after US President Donald Trump said that he was ready to mediate between India and Pakistan for the resolution of Kashmir dispute, Hurriyat forum Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Tuesday welcomed the statement.
According to Kashmir Media Service, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, said, “Being the most affected party, the people of Kashmir want an early resolution to the lingering Kashmir conflict.”
He said he has been asking for dialogue at all levels and that every effort that pushes India and Pakistan in that direction is welcome by the people of J&K.
Resistance leaders Shabbir Ahmed Dar, Mohammad Iqbal Mir, Imtiyaz Ahmed Reshi Mohammad Yousuf Naqash Gulam Nabi Wasim and Gulam Nabi War in their statements termed the joint press briefing of Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Donald Trump as historic. They said the offer of mediation by Trump assumes significance as the request has been made by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
People’s Political Party (PPP) Chairman and APHC leader, Engineer Hilal Ahmad War appreciated US President’s concern and said it is a good omen for India, Pakistan and people of Kashmir . .—INP