Hurriyat leaders appreciate Musharraf's role
27 December 2004
News Network International
Srinagar: In Srinagar, at a high-level meeting, presided over by Senior Hurriyat leader, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, India was urged to reciprocate President General Pervez Musharraf's positive attitude and give up its rigid stance over Kashmir dispute. According to Kashmir Media Service, it was attended, among others, by Professor Abdul Ghani Butt, Maulvi Abbas Ansari and Bilal Ghani Lone. The leaders highly appreciated the constructive role of President Musharraf towards getting longstanding Kashmir dispute resolved. They pointed out that proposals given by General Musharraf need to be thoroughly debated by people of all shades of opinion. Without positive approach by India, they added, no just solution of Kashmir dispute could be brought about. They demanded that Kashmiris must be associated with India-Pakistan talks process. Meanwhile, forceful anti-India demonstration was held today at Pakharpora in Chadoora, which was led by APHC leader, Mohammad Saleem Zargar. Similar demonstration at Wachi in Pulwama was led by another Hurriyat leader, Mian Manzoor Ahmad. The Indian troops, in their ongoing state terrorism, blasted a house in Laar area of Ganderbal and two dead bodies were recovered from the debris. Bullet- riddled dead body of a Kashmiri youth was recovered in Dool area of Kishtwar. The local people believed that the martyr was shot dead by troops. A Special Police Officer (SPO) was killed in an attack at Sumlar, in Bandipora area. And in London, addressing a seminar, Kashmiri leaders Professor Nazir Ahmad Shawl and Mohammad Ghalib, emphasised that Kashmir issue should be resolved within the framework of the relevant United Nations resolutions.