Shah, Nayeem Skip Hurriyat (M) Meet

Shah, Nayeem Skip Hurriyat (M) Meet

5 September 2012
Rising Kashmir


Srinagar: Senior separatist leaders Shabir Ahmad Shah and Nayeem Khan Wednesday skipped Hurriyat Conference (M) executive meeting during which conglomerate’s chairman said that Hurriyat should win confidence of the masses. “The executive council meeting of the conglomerate was held at Hurriyat headquarters, here. The meeting chaired by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was attended by executive council members Prof Abdul Gani Bhat, Agha-Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi, Bilal Lone, Masroor Abbas Ansari, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza and Musadiq Adil,” a Hurriyat (M) spokesman said. However, senior separatist leader and DFP chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah and National Front chairman Nayeem Khan skipped the meeting. Hurriyat (M) spokesman said while addressing the executive council members, Mirwaiz stressed on them to assess and analyse the prevailing situation. He said Hurriyat should win the confidence of people by representing them through their political activities. “During the meeting, the executive council members debated extensively on various party and political issues. They said Hurriyat as a forum will be protected at any cost and its political programmes would be taken forward by taking people into confidence,” a Hurriyat (M) spokesman said. He said the participants welcomed the proposed meeting of Indo-Pak foreign ministers and hoped that the meeting would prove fruitful if the two countries make some forward movement on Kashmir and other pending issues. “The meeting also resolved that India should shun its traditional political stand on Kashmir and Indian Foreign Minister should visit Pakistan with an open mind,” the spokesman said. He said the Hurriyat executive members stressed that genuine leadership of Kashmiris should be involved in any negotiation aimed at resolving the Kashmir issue. “Instead of holding talks for peace only, India and Pakistan should proceed toward solving the issues and include Kashmiris in the dialogue process to make it result oriented,” he added.