Leaders of the Kashmir political parties and various religious groups have reached an accord to jointly re-energize the lingering Kashmir dispute at the global level. Political parties on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) are reinvigorated by the prospect of Barrack Obama taking over in United States. They think the world powers have finally felt the need for a solution of the decades-old dispute of Kashmir that is essential for peace in the South Asian region. There is a great deal of concern in the world that the issue of Kashmir might potentially trigger a confrontation between the nuclear-armed Pakistan and India. British Foreign Secretary David Miliband's recent visit of South Asia is clear evidence of the fact that the world is serious about resolving this dispute. The fire of freedom from the Indian rule, alighted in the hearts of Kashmiris for many decades now had recently erupted in a huge blaze. The Kashmiri emotions are inflamed over the reign of terror unleashed in the occupied valley by the seven hundred thousand Indian soldiers deployed there. The Indian military has unlimited powers due to the cover provided by the draconian laws of New Delhi. Pakistan is willing to sign up to any solution of the dispute that is acceptable to the people of Jammu and Kashmir. But they either want full independence or a union with Pakistan. The division of the Jammu and Kashmir state along the line of control is not acceptable to them. -SADAF SULTANA, Rawalpindi, via e-mail, January 28.