Srinagar- The All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC) welcome’s the recent statement of US State Department, that there was an urgent need to start a meaningful dialogue to resolve Kashmir dispute .

In a statement APHC said that South Asia would continue to be marred with instability, dangers and tension unless the Kashmir issue, was resolved as per people’s aspiration. On the statement of US State Department it said “India Pakistan has to show progress on Kashmir” termed it as the reflective of the reality promoted by the Hurriyet.

The Hurriyet noted that Kashmir had become a nuclear flashpoint between the two neighbouring countries and the tension over the issues was not in the interest of millions of people living in the South Asian region.

Describing the Indian stand vis-à-vis meaningful dialogue as stubborn and contrary to the ground realities, the APHC stated that it was the responsibility of the US and the world community, knowing the sensitivity of the issue, to stress New Delhi to start a meaningful dialogue to resolve the Kashmir dispute and extricate the region from instability and perils.

The statement called for creating conducive conditions on the ground by stopping widespread human rights violations and rescinding the black laws from the territory before embarking upon any result-oriented dialogue to resolve the Kashmir issue.