Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq believes that if India does not hold talks with both the Separatists and Pakistan over Kashmir, it might lead to a nuclear war.
In an interview he gave to Outlook magazine, Farooq said that the protesters on the streets of Kashmir are “fourth generation of youth”.
The magazine quotes him saying:
“The people of Kashmir will continue their political struggle and the conflict will keep the entire region on the boil, which could lead to a ‘nuclear accident’.”
He does not elaborate on what he means by “nuclear accident”, but it is evident that he is hinting at an all-out nuclear war while blaming it on India.
Farooq, who is the founder of All Parties’ Hurriyat Conference, is under house arrest.
Ever since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani, Kashmir has been on the boil. The youth of Kashmir, paid by the Separatists through their Pakistani masters, have resorted to stone pelting at the security forces.
Pakistan, on the other hand, continues to extend support to terrorists against India in the name of Kashmir’s ‘azaadi’.
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been raising the Kashmir issue on the international stage while hiding the ISI-sponsored terrorism in the Valley as well as the atrocities committed by Pakistani forces in Pak-occupied Kashmir.
He has openly extended Pakistan’s support to the pro-Pakistani Kashmiris and terrorists in the Valley.
Glorification of terrorists has been witnessed in Kashmir ever since Wani’s killing. Terrorist attacks have been rising, and when security forces retaliate, stone pelters hinder operations allowing the terrorists to escape.
But the Separatist leader skirts the question on whether the youth of Kashmir have gone of control and instead claims that they might be reacting radically because of “extreme repression”.
He accuses New Delhi of trying to avoid talks despite knowing “who to talk to” – Separatists and Pakistan.
Farooq said that whether or not Hurriayat will accept any future dialogue with the Indian government is “a speculative question”.