Srinagar: Moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Thursday expressed his readiness to enter into a dialogue with the BJP-led NDA government at the centre, provided it shows seriousness to resolve Kashmir issue by revisiting the policy of former Prime Minister A B Vajpayee.
"We hope that if Vajpayee's policy (on Kashmir) is revisited, many a ways will open up to move ahead but it is to be seen whether the government is ready to revisit that policy and come out with a programme. And if such a programme will be chalked out, there will be a positive response from our side," Mirwaiz told reporters here.
Responding to a question about the demand that Hurriyat should come forward for talks, Mirwaiz said "It is obvious that the decision is to be taken by Government of India.
"The government has to decide how they will engage Hurriyat and Pakistan and other stakeholders. Our stand is clear that we are in favour of dialogue but first there is a need to dispel the confusion that is New Delhi serious in moving forward?
"There are still many issues like AFSPA. We hope if steps are taken to resolve such issues and an initiative is taken we will welcome such a move. So far there is no such initiative," he said.