Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and member parliament Dr Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday downplayed reports of Hurriyat leaders being ready for talks with Union government, saying it is all a ‘conjecture’.
“As the governor has mentioned a few days back that the Hurriyat leaders are ready for talks with the Central government, it is a conjecture. They haven’t issued any statement so far,” news agency ANI quoted Dr Farooq as having said.
While asserting that the meeting should be held, he said, “I hope they talk about it and get into a solution as soon as possible.”
Earlier, Governor Satya Pal Malik on Saturday said Hurriyat Conference leaders are ready for talks with Centre.
“You must have seen that the Hurriyat, which once shut the door on Ram Vilas Paswan when he came knocking, are now ready for talks. This is an encouraging sign,” said Malik.