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JKLF rejects seven proposals, to consider only dialogue offer

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 21:03

Srinagar: Separatist outfit JKLF, headed
by Yasin Malik, on Wednesday rejected seven of the eight proposals
announced by the Centre to bring peace in Kashmir and said it
would consider only the dialogue offer which has to "serious
and purposeful".

"We have studied and discussed the proposed measures.
Seven of these do not concern separatist leaders. So, there is
no need for us to comment on these points," said the Jammu and
Kashmir Liberation Front after a meeting of the outfit here.
Regarding the "process of sustained dialogue", the
JKLF, in a statement, said it was ready to "engage in and
sustain a meaningful and irreversible dialogue process".

However, "the dialogue has to be serious, sincere and
purposeful and aims at avoiding failures of the past in order
to arrive at a lasting solution to the Kashmir issue," it

"The solution has to be in line with aspirations and
interests of the people of Jammu and Kashmir and shall be
acceptable to both India and Pakistan".
Both hardline and moderate factions of the Hurriyat
Conference, headed by Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer
Farooq respectively, have rejected the Centre`s eight-point
initiative on Kashmir unveiled on September 25.


First Published: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 21:03
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