Hurriyat for formal decision and invitation for talks by Govt.
Filed Under: Politics, World | Posted: 01/30/2011 at 10:52AM
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Srinagar/Jammu, January 30 -The All Party Hurriyat leadership is willing to join the process of dialogue with the Government of India for durable settlement of the
This was stated by a senior APHC leader,Prof.Abdul Gani Bhat in an interview with a Leading news agency, Kashmir Independent Press (KIP)
Bhat said "after the decision was taken by the Government the separatists should be formally invited.” When asked why the separatists had not responded to the pleas for holding talks by Prim Minister,Manmohan Singh,Chief Minister,Omar Abdullah,and the Union Health Minister,Ghulam Nabi Azad,Bhat said that "we not respond to mere statements."
The Hurriyat leader said "let the Government announce its decision on holing talks with us and then send a formal invitation to us and we shall respond to the invitation." He said there was a difference between formal decision on talks by the Government and mere statements.
Asked why the separatists had refused to talk to the interlocutors who had been appointed on the job after proper Government decision Bhat said "we are interested in holding talks with those who matter in
Bhat said the Government should differentiate between the composite and comprehensive dialogue. Explaining it he said that as far as the composite dialogue was concerned it has to be started between
The Hurriyat leader said both