Former Union minister and senior Congress leader Prof Saifuddin Soz on Wednesday supports People Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti for resolving the Kashmir issue through discussion and dialogue.
Criticising three Union Ministers for denouncing former Chief Minister Mehbooba for her statement that discussion and dialogue with Pakistan and people of Jammu and Kashmir to resolve the issue was necessary, Pro Soz said BJP leaders have created an impression that they do not care for facts.
Prof Soz said Mehbooba has not brought other countries into discussion on Kashmir as BJP leaders alleged. She has just suggested that the Kashmir issue can be best resolved through discussion and dialogue with Pakistan, besides the people of Jammu and Kashmir State, he said.
What is wrong in the statement, Prof Soz questioned.
These Ministers Sitaraman, Abbas Ansari and Anurag Thakur do not wish to understand that Pakistan is a basic party to the dispute.
These Ministers also refuse to understand that Kashmir is a live issue on the UN Agenda and Pakistan has all along been accepted as a basic party to the dispute.
These Ministers should know that what Mehbooba said in good faith, happens to be a fact accepted universally. “She is also right when she says that the Kashmir dispute can be best resolved through discussion and dialogue,” Prof Soz said.