New Delhi to hold dialogue with Hurriyat very soon, says its leader Prof Bhat




Hinting of a possible dialogue with the centre, Hurriyat Conference Tuesday said that the day was not far off when government of India will hold dialogue with All Party Hurriyat Conference and Pakistan.

Addressing people on the death anniversary of former Hurriyat chairman late Khawaja Abdul Gani Lone at Handwara, senior Hurriyat leader and Muslim Conference chairman Professor Abdul Gani Bhat said that dialogue was the only way forward in resolving the Kashmir issue.

According to the KNS correspondent, Bhat added that only way which leads to the resolution of the Kashmir dispute is sitting across the table. He hinted that government of India would soon initiate dialogue with Pakistan as well as the Hurriyat Conference. While stressing that All Party Hurriyat Conference will talk in clarion terms Prof Bhat said that the conglomerate was a viable platform which does not believe in dividing and whenever it enters into dialogue it will put forth its agenda unambiguously.

Prof Bhat’s statement has come at a time when government of India has already announced unilateral ceasefire as a part of confidence building measure following which suggestions and demands have pouring in for opening channels of dialogue with Hurriyat Conference and the Pakistan. (KNS)


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