Senior separatist leader Shabir Ahmad Shah on Monday welcomed the upcoming Indo-Pakistan Foreign Secretary level talks but maintained that bilateral dialogue between the two countries would not resolve the Kashmir issue as people of the state were principle party to the dispute.
Chairman of moderate Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Thursday led a `surprise` rally to Sher-e-Kashmir park here to check preparations for tomorrow`s gathering to mark 50 years of Awami Action Committee (AAC).
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq clarified that his earlier statements in support of the NDA government over Kashmir did not mean that he was supporting either the BJP or its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.
Moderate Hurriyat Conference on Friday said it is mulling challenging in the Supreme Court the Jammu and Kashmir High Court`s dismissal of its petition seeking ban on use of pepper gas and pellet guns to control mobs.
Moderate faction of Hurriyat Conference, led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Tuesday moved the Jammu and Kashmir High Court seeking a complete ban on use of lethal weapons including pellet guns during protests.