Srinagar: Moderate Hurriyat Conference today said the leadership of India and Pakistan need to "boldly" move forward towards the start of a full-fledged peace process for resolving Kashmir issue "once for all".
"We reiterate our call to resolve the Kashmir issue once and for all. We call upon the leadership of India and Pakistan to boldly move forward towards the start of a full-fledged peace process," Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said in a statement here.
Mirwaiz said both Pakistan premier Nawaz Sharif and Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi have been given strong democratic mandate by the people of their respective countries and expressed hope that the two leaders would work toward resolving the Kashmir issue.
"It is our ardent wish that they urgently work toward a just and lasting solution to Kashmir issue so that peace, prosperity and stability can become a reality in South Asia," he said.
Mirwaiz said the Hurriyat welcomes any immediate steps- symbolic or otherwise - that might improve the relationship and build confidence between India and Pakistan.