Militant killing doesn’t give us happiness: MLA Wachi

Says Centre's interlocutor should hold talks with Hurriyat, militants

BK News Desk/Jammu
January 12, 2018 STATE 225 Views

PDP MLA from Wachi Constituency Aijaz Mir on Thursday triggered a controversy by asserting that special representative (interlocutor) appointed by the Centre should hold talks with Hurriyat and “militants” too to resolve the Kashmir issue.
“I feel that interlocutor (Dineshwar Sharma) should hold talks with Hurriyat and also the militants,”Mir told reporters outside the Legislative Assembly.
He said, “People have different opinions about the militants .. like how many of them are killed. But, where they come from … they are residents of Jammu and Kashmir.”
The Legislator said, “they are our own children. Their killings doesn’t give us happiness. This is our collective failure.”
“For how long it will continue? We beat the drum about eliminating 200 militants but this process will continue. It has to stop somewhere,” said the PDP leader, adding that Kashmir issue was political and should be resolved “politically”.
“We will get nothing out of killings of either civilians or militants,” he said and added, “all Kashmiris and militant who belongs to Kashmir are our brothers.”
On recent attack on his (MLA) House, he said, “this was due to ideological difference. There is an ideological difference and clash out of which the attacks occur.”
The PDP MLA further said, “we speak of India and they speak of something else. Talks can resolve the issues. Unless we don’t hold dialogues, I don’t feel issues will be sorted out.”
He further said, ”We also have sympathy for security personnel being martyred in Kashmir, adding, “families of everyone — either a security personnel or a terrorist — feel sad when their children are lost.”
The MLA however, termed all those who get killed in Kashmir (civilians, terrorists) as “martyrs”. He added that he was not doing any vote bank politics.

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