Srinagar: Both factions of Hurriyat
Conference on Friday said they were "sad and surprised" by the
government`s reaction to their meeting with Pakistan Foreign
Minister in Delhi.
"It is sad and surprising that the government and
specifically Foreign Ministry has objected to Hurriyat`s
meeting with Pakistan`s Foreign Minister," Mirwaiz Umar Farooq
said addressing a Friday congregation at Jamia Masjid here.
Stating that the meeting was part of efforts to resolve
the Kashmir issue, he said, "This is an issue of Kashmiri
people, and not of India and Pakistan."
The Mirwaiz as well as Hardline Hurriyat faction headed
by Syed Ali Shah Geelani also criticized the statement made by
Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and National Conference president
Farooq Abdullah about the separatists meeting Khar.
A spokesman of the Geelani faction said the mainstream
politicians, who consider the accession of Jammu and Kashmir
as final with India, are represented by New Delhi in the
Omar had said that the separatists were not the only
leaders in Jammu and Kashmir as the mainstream political
parties have proved their representative character from time