13 May, 2021

‘Kashmir Could Lead To A Nuclear Accident If There Are No Talks’

Hurriyat's Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, who is under house arrest, says that New Delhi knows whom to talk to resolve the Kashmir issue, but is deliberately avoiding it...

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‘Kashmir Could Lead To A Nuclear Accident If There Are No Talks’
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2017-05-06T10:06:45+05:30

In Kashmir, the students are protesting in the streets ­demanding azadi, while the Election Commission of India has cancelled the Lok Sabha ­bypolls in Anantnag. Mirwaiz Umer Farooq of the All Parties’ Hurriyat Conference, who is under “house arrest”, tells Naseer Ganai in a telephonic interview that New Delhi knows whom to talk to in Jammu and Kashmir, but wants to avoid dialogue. “It is not a question of whom to talk to, but what to talk about,” says Mirwaiz.

Looking at the large-scale protests in Kashmir, especially by students, some people have been saying that those out in the streets have been radicalised beyond the control of separatist leaders and political parties. They see anarchy on the ground. What do you think?

No doubt the situation is serious. The people are fed up with the status quo, with its many uncertainties. They want it to end. They have been living for decades in the midst of political conflict in the world’s most-densely militarised zone....

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