World Bulletin / News Desk
Muhammad Azam Inquilabi, the chief architect of the insurgency in Jammur and Kashmir now advocates a peaceful dialogue.
Despite his comments Inquilabi is also passionately opposed to any coalition in the state between any regional party and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as that would, he says, hurt Kashmir interests.
He claims to have crossed over to Pakistan eight times since the militant insurgency erupted in Jammu and Kashmir in 1989. But he has given up violence for good
Disgruntled with violence, Inquilabi, 68, now talks of a peaceful settlement of the Kashmir issue involving India, Pakistan and the people of the state. Inquilabi admitted that the disbandment of the Muslim United Front (MUF) after the 1987 assembly elections was wrong.
"It was a blunder on the part of MUF leaders. If such a forum comes into being and joins the election fray, the situation will get automatically changed.
"Once a genuinely resistance party joins the election fray, I think the pro-India parties will lose their postal address."
How does he see the 77 percent voter turnout in the elections?
"People were devastated by floods. It was winter, and people wanted some relief in their devastated lives...
"But even those who voted were not doing so because they had accepted Kashmir's accession with India."
Inquilabi warned that after NATO's withdrawal from Afghanistan, the situation will become more volatile in Kashmir. Because the mujahideen of Afghanistan, in league with the mujahideen of Pakistan, will feel automatically motivated to join the fray here and help the Kashmiri mujahideen.
"Pakistan and India can avoid that flare-up only with a dialogue, taking Kashmiris into confidence, for a peaceful settlement of this issue."Last Mod: 31 Ocak 2015, 11:25