Soz welcomes pro-dialogue military voices

Soz welcomes pro-dialogue military voices

Srinagar, Dec 10: Former union minister and senior congress leader, Prof Saifuddin Soz on Monday welcomed the statement of Lt. General A.K. Bhat wherein he had said that Kashmiri issue can be resolved through dialogue process.
“I heartily welcome Lt. General A.K. Bhat’s statement that there is no military solution to Kashmir and this issue can be resolved best through the dialogue process,” Soz said in a statement.
He said that it is a very sane voice and “I am happy to say that General Bhat’s thinking is in line with many Generals in the Army and, particularly, military leaders like General D.S. Hooda.”
“I urge Lt. General A.K. Bhat to move a step further and try to create awakening in India that by using extraordinary force in Kashmir, things can only worsen by the day. Lt. General Bhat could also convince the senior leadership in the Army that the draconian law like AFSPA has only worked against the interests of India by deepening the alienation of Kashmiris, all these years,” he said.
“I can assure General Bhat that if he tries to buttress his assessment of the strife in Kashmir by action, people like me will be available to promote that process. I think General Bhat can also appreciate that a purposeful dialogue can be initiated best with the JRL (Joint Resistance Leadership) and sooner this process is initiated, the better for India,” he said. (KNS)