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Hurriyat won't take part in PM's conference: Farooq

Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar | February 20, 2006 14:55 IST
Last Updated: February 20, 2006 16:04 IST

After a meeting of its executive committee at the Rajbagh headquarters,All Parties Hurriyat Conference chairman, MirwaizUmer Farooq told media persons, "The offer to attend a joint round table conference on Kashmir convened byPrime Minister Manmohan Singh on February 25 was discussed by our executivecommittee, working committee and the general council. The offer was earlierdiscussed by the various constituents of the APHC at their party level. It has been unanimously decided that the APHC will not attend the proposed meeting."

Mirwaiz said his group had been the first to respond positively to the dialogue offer by the Indian leadership when the same had been strongly opposed by some other separatist groups in Kashmir.

"We had proposed that by the end of the second round of talks, concrete proposals must be put forward to resolve the Kashmir dispute and the Indian government must bring in material change in the ground situation so that the common man feels relief. Unfortunately, no such steps were taken bythe government of India,"Mirwaiz regretted.

He also saidit was highly premature to hold a joint meet on Kashmir.

"When such a time really arrives, the round table conference must include representatives from both parts of Kashmir," he asserted.

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These self-styled leaders are the creation of the successive weak Indian governments at the center. They are "laaton ke bhhoot". The Governement must deal with ...

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Manmohan shouldn't call them again. Stooges of Musharraf. They should stand for elections, if they want any recognition.

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