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Involve us in talks: Hurriyat to India, Pak

May 22, 2003 03:38 IST

The All-Parties Hurriyat Conference on Wednesday demanded its inclusion in any dialogue between India and Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir issue.

The separatist outfit said any talks without its involvement was bound to fail. "We are a principal party to the Kashmir dispute," Hurriyat chairman Abdul Ghani Bhat told a meeting at the Eidgah in Srinagar on the occasion of the 13th death anniversary of Mirwaiz Mohammed Farooq and the first death anniversary of Abdul Gani Lone.

Bhat said the amalgam was ready to hold talks with the Centre, but at a 'higher level' than N N Vohra, who is the Union government's interlocutor. "We see it at the level of Prime Ministers (Atal Bihari) Vajpayee and (Mir Zafarullah Khan) Jamali," he said.

"Kashmir issue will be resolved ... it may take six months, a year or two, but its time has come. I want to assure you that whatever decision we at Hurriyat Conference will take it will be according to your wishes and aspirations," he told the 5,000-strong audience.

Bhat said an armed conflict cannot resolve issues between India and Pakistan. "Both the countries are nuclear powers and in case of a conflict, they would wipe themselves out from the world map," he said.

Addressing the separatist camp across the border, Bhat said, "We have to speak with one voice as we are entering a decisive phase, which could lead to resolution of Kashmir issue."

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Number of User Comments: 5

Sub: So, ....(I don't want to use impolite words!!)

So, what you want India to do... go to musharaf's feet & get a life. They (Paki's) are not listening...(Have you seen BBC show --where ...

Posted by Vijay

Sub: smoking guns/blazing tongues???

Well..lets say that there'll be 2-3 Indians left alive...with NO pakistanis. As cheerless for India as it would be for Pak. Think before you put ...

Posted by Chatur Chaman Chooran

Sub: We should isolate this ''politico - terrorist '' organisation

We should follow the way Israel is doing to Arafat. We should isolate this political wing of terrorists - which is more dangerous than actual ...

Posted by Vijay

Sub: Involving Hurriyat

Why talk to puppets whn you are talking to the puppeteer? Hurriyat is nothing but Jamhuriyat, and by Jamhura, I refer to the the "Jamhura" ...

Posted by Anand Rajadhyaksha

Sub: resolution of kashmir conflict

PAK must realise that in case if there is a nuclear conflict with INDIA ,India shall suffer huge losses but its gone wipe out PAK ...

Posted by nitin



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