Published On: Fri, Aug 18th, 2017

Killing terrorists won’t resolve Kashmir problem: Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Separatist leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Friday said that unless the Kashmir issue was resolved in line with the aspirations of Kashmiris, killing one terrorist will only produce 10 more.

You may kill one (terrorist), but 10 more will stand up

Addressing a Friday congregation at the Jamia Masjid in the old city, the Mirwaiz said: “Aggression and repression can never resolve issues but only aggravate them.

“As long as there is repression and force as the state response, you may kill one (terrorist), but 10 more will stand up. Killing them (terrorists) is no solution as is evident from the huge attendance at their funerals,” he said.

The Hurriyat Conference leader said that the people of Jammu and Kashmir were waiting for a final resolution of their political problem which alone, he added, will end their suffering.

He said a resolution of the issue was possible provided there was willingness to accept facts with “compassion, humanity and mutual respect”.

Authorities on Friday lifted the six-week-long house arrest restrictions imposed on the Mirwaiz after which he offered Friday prayers at the Jamia Masjid and delivered his weekly sermon.

 

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