Hurriyat Prepares Strategy For Talks With Advani
13 January 2004
The Times of India
Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference headed by Maulana Abbas Ansari on Tuesday confirmed having received the invitation from Centre for talks with Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani and convened a high level meeting to chalk out the strategy for the parleys. 'Hurriyat Chairman has received the invitation for talks with the Centre and has convened a meeting of the executive committee, general council and working committee,' senior leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq told PTI here. Mirwaiz said the invitation would be deliberated upon at all the three powerful committees of the separatist amalgam. 'We are also going to discuss with all the pro-freedom parties outside the Hurriyat Conference for a greater consensus on the talks,' he said. Hurriyat wants support from separatist parties before commencement of dialogue.