Geelani Says No Track-II, Mirwaiz For Trilateral Engagement

Geelani Says No Track-II, Mirwaiz For Trilateral Engagement

27 February 2012
Kashmir Observer


Srinagar: Following media reports that both Indian and Pakistani governments were about to engage Hurriyat Conference in talks, the two factions of the conglomerate led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, Monday reacted saying there was no chance of talks with India unless it meets their pre-conditions. “By sending feelers that they are willing to start dialogue process with separatists, New Delhi is trying to create confusion. There is no question of entering into any kind of dialogue with New Delhi unless it accepts Hurriyat’s five demands,” Geelani told KNS. “We haven’t received any invitation nor are we in contact with any one. We aren’t involved in any type of Track II. I’m in Delhi to make people aware about the Kashmir issue,” he said, reiterating there would be no talks within Indian constitution. The Hurriyat (G) chief said only tripartite talks were acceptable to them in which India, Pakistan and Kashmiris discuss the core issue of Kashmir. “Kashmiris have given lots of sacrifices and there won’t be any compromise on these. If anybody will compromise the sacrifices, the nation will never forgive him,” he added. On Pakistan invitation, Geelani said, “Once I reach Srinagar, we will call Shoora (Advisory Council) meeting of Tahreek-e-Hurriyat and Hurriyat (G) where the decision on whether or not to accept the invitation would be taken. No decision can be taken at individual level,” he said. Meanwhile, Hurriyat (M) chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, told KNS that they would not enter into any dialogue till India, Pakistan and Kashmiris sit together to find an amicable solution of the vexed Kashmir issue. He said he had no information about PMO inviting the Hurriyat for talks.