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Give up rigid stand, Lone to Hurriyat

May 22, 2003 19:03 IST

The People's Conference on Thursday asked the All-Parties Hurriyat Conference, of which it is a constituent, to give up its rigid stand on the Kashmir issue in the wake of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's peace initiatives.

"India and Pakistan, both nuclear powers, are big countries. If they can show flexibility in their stand on the Kashmir issue, why cannot we," the outfit's chairman, Sajjad Gani Lone, said at a massive gathering in Srinagar a day after the first death anniversary of his father Abdul Gani Lone.

He said, "The world order has changed... A peace wave has begun and we have to understand it.

"We have to know our standing on the diplomatic front and adjust accordingly."

Lone also called on people to control their anti-US and anti-West. "We have to be careful of the consequences of these utterances. Sentimental statements may be pleasing for the time being but it could harm the Kashmir cause.

"We have to see whether we are advocating the case of the people of the state properly or not... whether we are harming the feelings of the people by our acts," he said.

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Number of User Comments: 3

Sub: hurrayat...flexible

A very reassuring statement by Sajjad Lone. Let not the Hinduvta fiends forsake this moment to shake Lone by the hand.Let extremistz on both sides ...

Posted by mraina

Sub: nobody listening to them.

I believe nobody except terrorits listening to Hurriat Conference People these.These people are doing nothing useful to common people.Infact these are assinting terrorists indirectly.Nobody bothers ...

Posted by TR NaiduNaidu

Sub: Are these political parties are contractor ?

You all political leaders have created problem of Kashmir in India. Please for god shake stop the nonsense activity where people have to die for ...

Posted by Ravi Sharma



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