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June 23, 2008 14:18 IST

India and Pakistan should make Kashmiris a party in the peace process, which was set in motion five years ago, according to the Jammu and Kashmir [Images] Liberation Front.

"Kashmir is not a border dispute between India and Pakistan that they will sit together and resolve it and thrust the decision on Kashmiris," JKLF Chairman Mohammad Yaseen Malik told reporters in Srinagar [Images] on Monday.

"We appeal to both India and Pakistan to make Kashmiris a party in the peace process aimed at resolving the Kashmir issue," Malik, who returned to Srinagar after his 22-day Pakistan tour, said.

"We should be involved in the peace talks so that a solution acceptable to the people of Kashmir and both India and Pakistan can be arrived at," the chairman said.

It is only through dialogue that the Kashmir issue can be solved, he said.

"We have sacrificed one lakh people in the last 18 years. We are in favour of resolving the issue through dialogue," Malik said.

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