Illiterate people in government call Hurriyat leaders separatists: Ram Jethmalani

 Senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani said on Sunday that it was gross misunderstanding to call Hurriyat leaders as separatists.

Delhi: Senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani said on Sunday that it was gross misunderstanding to call Hurriyat leaders as separatists.

He also said that callng them separatists amounted to ignorance.

"Illiterate people in government and other parties call them separatists," Jethmalani said, as per ANI.

At the same time he asked, "High Commissioner of Pakistan to India is from a sovereign country, how can you stop him from meeting someone?"

At the same time, he termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi as "one of the great disappointments of my life", as per PTI.

"They neither know international law, our leaders. I am talking about all leaders, more in the Congress. Modi sahab does not speak at all these days. He is one of the great disappointments of my life. The man should speak," he said.

Talking about the Kashmir issue, Jethmalani said, "A lasting and honourable peaceful resolution must and can be found. The solution must be acceptable to political elements and regions of the state."

Jethmalani had formed a committee in 2002 to play the role of interlocutor on Kashmir.

(With Agency inputs)

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