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Won't change stand on Kashmir issue: Mirwaiz

IANS  |  Srinagar 

Senior separatist leader Umar Farooq said on Friday that use of force will not make the separatist leadership change its stand on

Delivering the Friday sermon at the in Srinagar's old city, Umar said: "Our stand is based on truth. We will not change it because of the use of force as our stand is based on the aspirations of the people of

"The leadership of India, and have to resolve the issue," he added.

"Elections will continue to be held and governments will come and go, but the Kashmir issue will remain there till it is resolved," Umar said.

The separatists regard Jammu and Kashmir, which is divided between and India, as a disputed territory and say the issue will have to be resolved by and along with the wishes of the

returned on Thursday to the from where he was questioned for three days by the (NIA) in connection with a terror funding case.



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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 19:34 IST