ISLAMABAD  – Kashmiri leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has said that durable peace in South Asia and cordial relations between Pakistan and India are only possible when the Kashmir dispute is resolved in accordance with the Kashmiris' aspirations.In an interview in Srinagar, he maintained that the APHC had always welcomed talks between the two countries but the dialogue process could not be productive without involving the genuine Kashmiri leadership. He maintained that the time had come when all the three parties should sit together and settle the lingering dispute, once and for all.In a statement, senior APHC leader Prof Abdul Ghani Butt said that road to peace in the region passed through Jammu and Kashmir .Another leader Ghulam Ahmed Mir urged India to take steps for resolving the dispute over Kashmir on priority basis.Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front organised special functions in Srinagar, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Rawalpindi to pay tribute to noted Kashmiri religious scholar, Maulana Showkat Ahmed Shah on his first anniversary. The functions were addressed by JKLF leaders including Amanullah Khan, Muhammad Yasin Malik and Bashir Ahmed Butt.The Jamaat-e-Islami of Indian-occupied Kashmir in a statement in Srinagar expressed serious concern over the harassment and arrest of innocent civilians in Kulgam district.On the other hand, Indian police arrested dozens of youth in Baramulla town for participating in anti-India demonstrations.