India on Monday vociferously responded to allegations of not having objections to the Hurriyat being invited for Pakistan Day celebrations, declaring that there is no place for a third party in talks between New Delhi and Islamabad.
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".
Claiming seven past Indian prime ministers had "facilitated" meetings between Kashmiri separatists and visiting Pakistani leaders in India, JKLF leader Yasin Malik Tuesday asked if they were all wrong and the present Narendra Modi government, which called off talks with Pakistan, was "Mr Right".
With the issue of Baba Ramdev`s aide Ved Pratap Vaidik`s meeting with Pakistani terrorist leader Hafiz Saeed escalating, the voices within the Congress are growing against the BJP`s stand on the matter. On Monday, Congress spokesperson Digvijay Singh took to a social-networking site Twitter to criticise the BJP on going soft on Pakistan and terror.
BJP on Monday accused Congress of presenting non-issues as issues before Parliament and giving lessons on patriotism when it had "surrendered" before terrorism and adopted a "soft" approach towards Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed.
JKLF chief Mohammad Yasin Malik and several of his party colleagues were on Friday detained when they were preparing to hold a protest rally in the city against the Army`s decision to close the Pathribal case.
Police on Monday detained JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik and some of his partymen to foil the separatist group`s plan to stage protest in Anantnag district against closure of Pathiribal fake encounter case by the Army.
Over 10 separatist leaders, including JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik, were taken into preventive custody and several others were placed under house arrest to scuttle protests after Friday prayers against the Army`s recent decision to close Pathribal fake encounter case.