Mehbooba urges Modi to open talks, trade routes with Pakistan

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Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed the resolve to fight for the resolution of Jammu and Kashmir dispute and called for a united fight for honour and dignity of the Kashmiri people.

According to Kashmir Media Service, PDP President Mehbooba Mufti who presided over the party’s Political affairs meeting in Srinagar said that the party would fight for the resolution of the Kashmir dispute and work for its solution with external and internal dimensions.

“We are ready to extend our unconditional support to any political party for the resolution of the Kashmir issue but where we need their support they should also extend the same”, Mehbooba told mediapersons while reading the party resolution. She stressed India to start dialogue with the people and Pakistan to stop the day-to-day killings and bloodshed in Jammu and Kashmir. She vowed that the PDP would continue struggle for restoration the of the rights of people of Jammu and Kashmir which were snatched by India on August 5, 2019 by abrogating Article 370 and 35A and added at the same time “we appeal to other parties to extend their support so that we could fight together for our lost right and identity.”

Regarding the apprehensions of the 25 lakh outside voters to be registered in IIOJK, she said Bharatiya Janata Party is trying to change the demography of Jammu and Kashmir.

She warned the Modi government that any change in the demography of Jammu and Kashmir would have serious repercussions.

Kashmir is not Palestine nor is India Israel. Mehbooba asked Modi to release all detenues and bring back those who have been put in outside jails. She also called for restoring dialogue and opening trade routes with Pakistan.

Mufti said that Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Mufti Mohammad Sayeed took steps which led to opening of cross-LoC roads in Jammu and Kashmir. “For the resolution of the Kashmir issue, Atal Bihari Vajpayee took some measures along with Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, due to which dialogue took place, and the roads were opened up,” she said.

“…our roads such as Muzaffarabad and Rawalakot through which our people used to do a little trade have been shut down,” she said. “The coercion which is being used needs to end and it will end; if it is not addressed at the right time,” India will have to face the consequences,” she warned.—INP

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