Srinagar: Indian parliamentarian and senior leader of ruling National Conference, Dr Mehboob Beig Wednesday urged New Delhi and Islamabad to take necessary steps for resolution of Kashmir issue. Â â€œThe unfriendly ties between India and Pakistan have a direct impact on Kashmir as people have to go through confoundedness,â€ Beig told a gathering Khanabal Anantnag (Islamabad) in south Kashmir.
â€œNational Conference has been urging both the neighbours for past 63-years to give-up hatred and animosity and take necessary steps for resolution of Kashmir issue,â€ he said, underlining that war was not a solution to any problem.
He said that the resolution of the long pending issue was imperative for perpetual peace in entire South Asia.
Beig, Lok Sabha member in India, also reiterated that while National Conference considers pre-1952 position as proper resolution to the Kashmir, the party would welcome any other solution acceptable to people in all the three regions of the state.
India and Pakistan recently agreed on a roadmap for peace, which will start with the beginning of substantive negotiations in May or June.
Both nations have agreed to arrive at a peaceful settlement of all issues including Kashmir.
Referring to his party, Beig claimed that the national conference had never been power hungry and â€œat times its leaders preferred jail over rule.â€
â€œPower is nothing but mere means to oversee the interests of the local population,â€ Beigh was quoted as saying in a statement.