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Elections would have no bearing on Kashmir issue: Mirwaiz

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Back home after facing questioning by the (NIA) in in a terror funding case, Umar Farooq told a Friday congregation at here that the separatists would not change their stand on issue due to coercion.

The said that elections would have no bearing on the issue and it needs to be addressed.

It is our policy that issue has to be resolved. If not today, but tomorrow, there has to be a to the issue. There is no option before India, and the Kashmiri leadership than to address the issue.

We will not change our stand because of this policy of use of force or coercion, he said addressing the people who had gathered for Friday prayers at the mosque.

The separatist leader said is a political issue which has to be resolved politically.

"Governments will come and go, but the basic issue will remain there till it is not resolved, he said.

The said and the people of Kashmir and the armed forces of and were "getting consumed" in the conflict, but "is not taking any initiative" aimed at resolving the issue.

The returned to the valley on Thursday after spending three days in where he was questioned by the NIA in connection with a case related to funding of terror groups and separatist organisations in

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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 18:05 IST