SRINAGAR: Amid rising tension between nuclear neighbours India and Pakistan, separatist group Hurriyat Conference on Thursday said military aggression and war was not a solution to any problem.

“It instead worsens problems further which the three previous wars between both the countries has shown,” Hurriyat faction led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said in a media statement.

The separatist group appealed the governments of India and Pakistan to deescalate tensions.

“The two nuclear neighbours should behave maturely and, instead of confrontations which can only be disastrous for the entire region, engage in serious dialogue to resolve issues and bring peace,” the group said.

Hurriyat also criticized the role of Indian media, saying it was “creating war hysteria and arousing passions” among the people of the two countries, aggravating confrontation between them.

Regarding the cross-border exchange of fire on Line of Control on Thursday morning, Hurriyat said India resorted to ‘unprovoked firing’ on Pakistan and Hurriyat was shocked and concerned about it.