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Extremist outfits warn Hurriyat on talks with govt


December 13, 2003 19:39 IST
Last Updated: December 13, 2003 22:07 IST


Two pro-Pakistan militant outfits, the Jamiat-ul-Mujahideen and the Dukhtaran-e-Millat, on Saturday asked the All-Parties Hurriyat Conference leaders not to enter into a dialogue with New Delhi without consulting them first.

 

While flaying the Hurriyat leadership, JuM so-called 'commander-in-chief', 'general' Abdullah said in a statement that the Hurriyat's contribution towards the Kashmir issue was "nothing".

 

"They should desist from entering into a dialogue with India without consulting the militants as they are not representatives of Kashmiris," read his statement, received at the Press Trust of India office in Srinagar.

 

Abdullah's statement also said that former chairmen Abdul Gani Bhat and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and another Hurriyat leader, Bilal Lone, should explain their position and threatened that if they failed do so, they should bear in mind the fate met out to leaders like Jamshed Shirazi alias Kuka Parey and Javed Hussain Shah.

 

Shirazi and Shah were former militants who had joined political parties in the state before being gunned down by the terrorists in August and September respectively this year.

 

In a statement by the Dukhtaran-e-Millat chief Ayisa Andrabi, she called the Hurriyat members as 'mohalla (locality) leaders" and said they (the Hurriyat) should bear in mind that if they talked to New Delhi, it would make them out as traitors.

 

Andrabi, who is wanted by the police in connection with the funding of terrorism in the state, said the militants were the actual representatives of the Kashmiris and not the Hurriyat led by Abbas Ansari.

 

Meanwhile, Mirwaiz Umer is recovering in a hospital in Delhi where he underwent a minor throat operation to remove pus.


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