Not Opposed To Purposeful Negotiations: Hurriyat (G)

KL Report
Srinagar

Hurriyat (G) has reiterated its stand that it is not against the idea of talks for resolving Kashmir issue if it is a serious and sincere exercise. It, however, refused to part of any process that is aimed at managing people surrender its aspirations as was the case with 1975 accord between Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah and Mrs Indira Gandhi.

Reacting to the talks offer that minister Ali Mohammad Sagar made in his January 26 speech, a spokesman of Hurriyat said they are against the institution of dialogue. “We will not be part of any dialogue that is like that of 1975 aimed at barter sacrifices for power as National Conference did.”

The spokesman said that dialogue is the only way out for solving difficult issues. But in those exercises, the parties are serious and sincere that they have to settle the issues, the spokesman said. “We have never been against the idea of dialogue and on this front we had made certain suggestion to the government for India for making situation conducive (for talks),” the spokesman said. “We had sought declaration that Kashmir is disputed, the detainees be freed, state being demilitarized, black laws be withdrawn and cases be registered against the accused for the killing in 2008 and 2009.”

The spokesman suggested Sagar that he should enjoy the berth he has. “Stop suggesting us things which your party has done in the past,” the spokesman said. “We are not going to Delhi for having Kehwa.”

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