Srinagar: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and other senior leaders of the pro-freedom conglomerate will visit Pakistan embassy in New Delhi and hold talks with the country’s National Security Advisor Sartaj Aziz before he holds talks with his Indian counterpart.
The decision in this regard was taken during the extraordinary meeting held at the residence of Mirwaiz at Nigeen here in which senior executive members Professor Abdul Gani Bhat, Bilal Gani Lone, Moulana Masroor Abbas Ansari, Mohammad Musadiq Adil participated, a Hurriyat spokesman told Kashmir Reader.
The delegates welcomed the NSA level talks maintain that the dialogue was the only way to move forwards. The meeting also discussed the escalation in tensions between the two nuclear countries at the LoC and borders.
Besides Mirwaiz, veteran resistance leader Syed Ali Geelani, JKLF chief Mohammad Yasin Malik have also been invited by the Pakistan High Commission, in New Delhi on August 23 to meet Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s adviser on security and foreign relations, Sartaj Aziz.
Pakistan’s invitations to Kashmir’s pro-freedom camp have recently been projected by New Delhi as a major irritant, though the practice has existed for long. In fact, On August 19, 2014, India cancelled the foreign secretary level talks, raising strong objections to consultations held with Hurriyat leaders by Pakistan’s High Commissioner.