New Delhi, Jan 6 (UNI) JKDF chief Pandit Bhushan Bazaz today claimed that some forces in India and Pakistan have developed ''vested interests'' in non-resolution of the Kashmir issue and do not want to see an end to the ongoing bloodshed in the troubled state.
Speaking at a seminar ''Towards Peaceful Settlement of the Kashmir Issue'' here, he alleged that these elements do not want the problem to be resolved and end to the violence as their ''livelihood depends on the ongoing bloodshed''.
Pandit Bazaz urged India and Pakistan to take concrete measures to resolve the Kashmir issue and with it the human tragedy in the strife-torn state.
He said time has come to make the much-needed breakthrough on the most crucial Kashmir issue.
The Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Forum chief said the people pf the state had suffered immensely due to militancy for the past 19 years. ''The violence should end now.'' He expressed the hope that Pakistan President Pevez Musharraf and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would do their ''best'' to resolve the long-festering issue.
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