Military approach cannot resolve disputes: Mirwaiz

Military approach cannot resolve disputes: Mirwaiz

ISLAMABAD: Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has said that military approach cannot resolve disputes and the Kashmir issue should be settled through meaningful and result-oriented dialogue.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that the opening of Kartarpur corridor, which connects the holiest Sikh shrines in Indian and Pakistani Punjab, was the outcome of a humanitarian approach by the two countries that should also be followed in the case of Kashmir, Kashmir Media Service reported.

He said the statement on Kashmir by former Norwegian Prime Minister, Kjell Magne Bondevik, who recently visited the Valley, reflected the reality of the Kashmir situation and completely echoes what the resistance leadership has been saying all these years.

He urged the Indian government to stop killing Kashmiri youth and blinding them by pellets and show the maturity of a democratic country by engaging with Pakistan to resolve the outstanding issues particularly the Kashmir dispute.