You are here: Rediff Home » India » News » PTI
Search: The Web
   Discuss   |      Email   |      Print | Get latest news on your desktop

Pugwash conference on J&K begins
Get news updates:What's this?
March 10, 2006 13:54 IST

Political leaders from both sides of Jammu and Kashmir [Images] and prominent think tanks attended a conference in Islamabad [Images] on Friday to deliberate upon various ways to resolve the Kashmir issue.

About 50 delegates from India and Pakistan, including National Conference leader Omar Abdullah, took part in the two-day meet being organised by an international NGO Pugwash to deliberate on the idea of self-governance floated by Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf [Images].

The intra-Kashmir dialogue is entitled 'Prospects of Self-Governance in Jammu and Kashmir and Present Status of Cooperation and Communications Across the LoC.' Delegates are also expected to meet President Pervez Musharraf and Pakistan Foreign Minister Khurshid M Kasuri.

Moderate Hurriyat faction leader Mirwaiz Farooq, associate Abdul Gani Bhat and leader of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Yasin Mallik are also attending the conference.

People's Democratic Party leader Mehbooba Mufti declined the invitation to attend the meeting aimed at discussing ideas to resolve the Kashmir issue while hardline Hurriyat faction leader Syed Ali Geelani was declined visa by the Indian government to take part in the conference.

© Copyright 2008 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.
 Email  |    Print   |   Get latest news on your desktop

© 2008 India Limited. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer | Feedback