We have commitment not to name 2 emissaries: Hurriyat (G)

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Rebutting a news report carried by a Chennai based English daily in which names of two Kashmiri Pandits were published who had reportedly met Geelani on behalf of BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, the Hurriyat Conference (G) on Sunday said it is committed under oath not to reveal the names of Modi’s emissaries who had met its chairman on March 22 in Delhi.

The Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani had on Friday claimed that Modi had sent two emissaries to him making a “commitment” to seek a solution to Kashmir issue. The English daily had today named Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) National Youth President Sanjay Saraf and ML Mattoo, a former legislator from old-city Habbakadal as the two emissaries of Modi who had met Geelani in Delhi.

Saraf has already dismissed the reports. Talking to KNS, Saraf said he has a personal relation with Geelani and meets him frequently but he has never met Geelani on behalf of Modi. Ayaz Akbar chief spokesperson of the Hurriyat (G) said that the news report of the English daily naming Saraf and Matoo as Modi’s emissaries who met Geelani is totally baseless and far from truth.

“We are under oath not to reveal their names. But surely they met Geelani sahib on behalf of Modi. If anybody is interested to know who the two gentlemen were, he should verify their names from Mr Modi whose party in a fit of frustration is now denying such a meeting. They are denying this meeting for political reasons,” Akbar said.

Akbar also commented on chief minister Omar Abdullah’s remarks in which Omar had questioned the secrecy behind the move and asked Geelani to identify Modi’s emissaries to establish who was “lying”. Akbar said that Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has an old relationship with BJP as he was a minister in BJP led NDA government and it is better for Omar to verify the facts from his old friends. “Why is Mr Omar Abdullah wasting his time in posing questions on names of two gentlemen who had met Geelani Sahib? He should ask his old friend Mr Modi about the same and he will quickly get the answers,” Akbar added.

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