Mirwaiz Umar Farooq demands opening of Kashmir border
[Dawn] A separatist leader from Indian administered Kashmire urged rivals India and Pakistain Sunday fully to open the border in the disputed Himalayan region to let the grinding of the peace processor move forward.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said the current limited opening of the Line of Control, the de facto frontier in Kashmire, was not enough.
Farooq, a leader of the moderate Hurriyat Conference, is leading a seven-member delegation to Pakistain following an invitation from Islamabad.
He arrived in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pak administered Kashmire, on Sunday for a two-day visit and will go on to Islamabad.
... which nobody ever mentions giving its independence or even autonomy...
"Limited movement of people and goods is not enough, it should be opened for Kashmiris so that
ammunition they can move across freely to boost the grinding of the peace processor," Farooq told news hounds.
He also said Kashmiris should be included in the grinding of the peace processor as it was not a dispute between just India and Pakistain.
"No solution without the involvement of Kashmiris will be acceptable to us as we are an important party in the Kashmire dispute."
Posted by: Fred 2012-12-17