No need for fresh roadmap for Kashmir: Geelani

Hurriyat hawk Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Monday said there was no need for a fresh roadmap for resolution of the Kashmir issue.

Last Updated: Nov 15, 2010, 21:17 PM IST

Srinagar: Hurriyat hawk Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Monday said there was no need for a fresh roadmap for resolution of the Kashmir issue.

"If there is really a need for a fresh roadmap, it is for withdrawal of troops from Jammu and Kashmir," the chairman of the hardline faction of the Hurriyat said in a statement here.

Referring to the statement of Centre`s interlocutors
that they would come up with a roadmap for resolution of the
Kashmir issue in a year`s time, Geelani said there was no need
for this.
The exercise undertaken by the interlocutors was an
attempt to buy time and ward off "increasing international
pressure" on India, he said.

Apparently referring to UN Security Council resolutions
on Kashmir, the separatist leader said the roadmap had been
prepared long ago and India and Pakistan were a party to it.

PTI