Hurriyat (G) likely to admit Hurriyat (M) rebels

Wasim Khalid

Srinagar: The Hurriyat (G) is likely to admit six rebel members of Mirwaiz led Hurriyat who deserted the amalgam last week seeking restoration of 1993 constitution.
“The six members of Hurriyat (M) have approached us to be inducted in the conglomerate,” Hurriyat (G) spokesman, Ayaz Akbar told Kashmir Reader.
“We held several rounds of fruitful talks. We have agreed to their inclusion in our conglomerate. However, we have demanded few assurances from them before their induction”.
The rebels have been told to reject bilateralism as a mechanism for Kashmir resolution, Akber said.
“According to Hurriyat constitution of 1993, Kashmir issue should be solved either by implementing UN resolutions or through a tripartite dialogue,” he said.
The rebels have been told in clear terms to abide by the Hurriyat (G) stand. Rest everything has been finalized. We hope that in next few days, they would be formally inducted. We have received all the positive feedbacks”.
The Hurriyat (G) said that the conglomerate was open to all pro-freedom leaders who want to abide by the constitution of amalgam.
The Mirwaiz–led Hurriyat Conference had received a blow with the exit of six general council members including Zafar Akber Bhat of Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement, Saleem Geelani of Jammu and Kashmir National Peoples Party, Hakeem Abdur Rashid of Muslim League, Yasmeen Raja of Muslim Khwateen Markaz, Bashir Andrabi of Kashmir Freedom Front and Shahid Saleem of Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement have quit the conglomerate over its alleged failure to restore the 1993 constitution.
One of the rebel members, Zaffer Akbar Bhat, said talks are on with Geelani led Hurriyat.
“We want grand alliance of pro-freedom leadership and restoration of 1993 constitution. We are discussing modalities with Hurriyat (G) as to how to run the politics from the platform of conglomerate jointly,” Bhat said.
The exit of six general council members comes after a year of senior pro-freedom leader, Shabir Ahmad Shah, National Front Chairman Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Mahaz-e-Azadi chief patron Azam Inqilabi and Chairman Islamic Political Party Mohammad Yousuf Naqash.
All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) an umbrella of pro-freedom parties was found in March 1993 to find a political solution to the Kashmir issue. The Hurriyat Conference constitution rejects any solution to Kashmir dispute within the ambit of Indian Constitution and stresses the resolution either through implementation of standing UN Resolutions or tripartite talks