In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, senior Hurriyat leader Professor Abdul Ghani Butt has said that resolution of the lingering Kashmir dispute is imperative for durable peace in the region.
Professor Abdul Ghani Butt talking to a civil society group led by K.L Khoguria that met him at his residence in Srinagar said that Jammu and Kashmir dispute was not a religious issue but a political dispute and a baggage of history .
between India and Pakistan since1947.
He deplored that India and Pakistan had fought three wars on the dispute over Kashmir and fourth, God forbidden, if happened, would destroy the entire South Asian region.
He said that India should start a sustained dialogue process with Pakistan and the real representatives of the people of Kashmir.
Professor Butt urged India and Pakistan to settle the long pending dispute according to the United Nations Kashmir resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmiri people so that permanent peace could be established in the region.—KMS