Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik on Sunday said the rhetoric about resumption of talks between India and Pakistan was "merely an eyewash" aimed at fulfilling "hidden agenda".
Ahead of attending the Pakistan Day function here tomorrow, moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said on Sunday that the faction wants to lend complete support towards any dialogue between India and Pakistan.
National Conference on Saturday welcomed the diplomatic efforts by India and Pakistan for starting a fresh round of talks, saying that time was ripe for the neighboring countries to end hostility in the region.
Apparently referring to recent skirmish at the border with Pakistan, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said if PDP chief Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's possible alliance with BJP was based on "dream" of early resumption of Indo-Pak dialogue then it was "crashing".
Pakistan on Thrusday reacted sharply to Defence Minister Arun Jaitley's remarks that it should decide whether to talk to India or to separatist Kashmiri leaders, saying it does not accept "any conditionality" in the dialogue process.
Under attack for the resolution passed by the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council on resumption of Indo-Pak dialogue, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday said legislators voice the sentiment of the people who elect them.
Disapproving of Pakistan Prime Minister`s Foreign Affairs Advisor`s meeting with Hurriyat leaders, India said for meaningful dialogue and for sustainable peace it is necessary that its "sentiments and sensitivities" are respected.
Strongly pitching for resumption of suspended Indo-Pak dialogue process, Pakistan on Thursday said the two countries should not "remain prisoners of the past or the present" and once they move forward all other things, including movement in trade ties, will fall in place.
Notwithstanding the infiltration bid along the LoC, India has to show some patience and not play into the hands of certain elements in Pakistan wanting to stall the peace process, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said.
Leaders of several political parties on Friday condemned the twin terror attacks in Jammu region, but said senseless acts of violence should not deter India and Pakistan from pursuing the path of dialogue.