Expressing deep concern over the recent attack in Pathankot, Hurriyat Conference Chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq said in a statement that it was aimed at only derailing the process initiated at the highest level in the two countries.

The Hurriyat Conference said, "We appreciate the efforts by the Indian and Pakistani Prime Ministers to cooperate to ensure the creation of a positive atmosphere for dialogue. They must resolve to carry forward and work together to try and rid the region of conflict and violence."

On the Pathankot terror strike, the statement said this has been happening in the past as well. "Whenever there is a serious effort made by India and Pakistan to resolve issues, incidents like this have been taking place with the aim to derail the dialogue process,” he added.

"The elements which seek to vitiate the atmosphere and derail the dialogue process are working against the interests of the people of South Asia. Keeping in mind the nuclear dimension, such incidents can jeopardise the very future of the region, and have the potential to trigger a serious crisis between India and Pakistan," the statement cited.

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