Grab SAARC opportunity to resume talks: Hurriyat to India, Pak

The moderate Hurriyat Conference, headed by Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, on Tuesday asked India and Pakistan to seize the chance provided by the SAARC summit to re-launch the dialogue process for resolving the Kashmir issue.

Srinagar: The moderate Hurriyat Conference,
headed by Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, on Tuesday asked India and Pakistan
to seize the chance provided by the SAARC summit to re-launch
the dialogue process for resolving the Kashmir issue.

"We will very much like India and Pakistan to resume the
talks for resolving the Kashmir issue," Mirwaiz said after a
two-day meeting of the Executive and the General Council of
the amalgam here.
"As Kashmiris, we urge them to take measures which will
lead to consolidation of the peace process. There is no other
alternative, but to hold talks.

"We will support every effort aimed at bringing the two
countries to the table. Let them start, we will support such a
move," Mirwaiz said.

He expressed optimism the two countries would grab the
the opportunity provided by the SAARC summit in Bhutan to
resolve the lingering Kashmir issue.
Mirwaiz said the amalgam had chalked out a programme to
stage protests against what it said "violation of human rights
in the valley".

The details of the programme would be announced after
getting a green signal from like-minded parties, he said.

PTI

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