Mirwaiz ready for talks focused on finding solution

Last Updated: Friday, January 21, 2011 - 20:07

Srinagar: Hurriyat moderate Mirwaiz Umar
Farooq on Friday said his amalgam was ready to enter into a
dialogue with the Centre provided it was focused on finding a
lasting solution to Kashmir issue but stuck to his stand not
to meet the interlocutors.

Addressing a Friday congregation at Jamia Masjid here,
the moderate Hurriyat chairman said the amalgam is ready to
engage in talks if they are meant to resolve Kashmir problem
and not aimed at changing government or giving concessions.
"We are not interested in talks which are aimed at
changing the government or providing concessions," the Mirwaiz
said.

About the talk offer by Centre`s interlocutors,
the Mirwaiz said Hurriyat has decided against meeting them.

"APHC has decided not to talk to interlocutors, not
because we do not want to hold talks but because we have
already talked to the Indian government," he said.

The Hurriyat chairman said they have already put forth
their demands and viewpoint before New Delhi and Islamabad
during the "triangular talks" in 2006.

He said he had received a call from the chief
interlocutor Dileep Padgaonkar yesterday but added, "We are
not going to get involved in any dialogue process until the
ground situation changes".
Mirwaiz, who left for London today to attend a seminar
on Kashmir, said the global voices in support of resolution of
Kashmir issue are growing every passing day.

"If we talk of sub-continent not only India and
Pakistan but a third country which was silent for many years
has also come into the field. China is fulfilling its
responsibilities in the region and we welcome that," he said.

PTI



First Published: Friday, January 21, 2011 - 20:07

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