Didn’t meet Sharma, it’s a mere guesswork by some people: Prof Bhat

Srinagar: Senior Hurriyat leader and Muslim Conference chairman Professor Abdul Gani Bhat Sunday made it clear that he didn’t meet Interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma, but instead two persons visited his residence on Nov 27 evening.
In an exclusive conversation with KNS, Bhat said he didn’t meet Sharma, but met two persons-one a Kashmiri Pandit and another a non-local on the evening of November 27.
“Two persons (a Kashmiri Pandit and another non-local) visited my home on November 27 at around 9:30 PM. We had a general discussion on Kashmir. There was no any other Hurriyat leader present as said in media circles,” Bhat said.
The senior resistance leader said some people are making “conspiracies and play a guessing game” to create confusion within the leadership. 
Bhat said he is a staunch supporter of dialogue, but the recent initiative of New Delhi “lacks methodology” as Pakistan is a prime party to Kashmir issue. “Without Pakistan, no dialogue is fruitful,” he said.
Bhat said within next few days he will reveal his future course of action, whether he remains in Hurriyat or quits.
“I don’t play politics on blood and tears of masses. There is no place for dictatorship in a movement. Dictatorship can happen in politics but not in a movement which is fighting for a cause,” Bhat said.
He said the “collectiveness in leadership ended in 2003”, when the Hurriyat split into two factions.
Meanwhile, Hurriyat (M) sources told KNS that the chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has issued a show cause notice to Prof Bhat three days ago to clear his position what is being speculated in media about his meeting with interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma. (KNS)

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