Hawks Unmoved On Hurriyat Appeal
22 May 2004
The Indian Express
New Delhi: A day after Hurriyat Conference chairman Maulana Abbas Ansari offered to step down if it would bring the hardliners back into the fold, Sajjad Gani Lone on Saturday dismissed the dialogue between the Hurriyat and New Delhi. On the death anniversary of his father Abdul Gani Lone, Sajjad said since he had broken up with the amalgam, the Hurriyat and Delhi had conspired against him to push him to the wall. Addressing a rally at the Sher-e-Kashmir stadium, he said: 'What my father could learn in 14 years, I have come to understand in only two years that New Delhi is not sincere...How do you see Abbas-Hurriyat heaping lavish praises on (L.K.) Advaniji whose party massacred hundreds of Muslims in Gujarat.'