I met Sinha led delegation: Geelani

‘Will move forward, but release all political prisoners, withdraw cases’

Srinagar | Oct 25 : Hurriyat Conference (G) today said that a high level delegation headed by former External Affairs Minister Yashwant Sinha dropped at the residence and office of its chairman Syed Ali Geelani today at about 11:30 am. According to Hurriyat spokesman, the delegation included Rtd. Air Vice Marchal Kapil Kak, Wajahat Habibullah, Senior Journalist Bharat Bhushan and Executive Director of the Centre for Dialogue and Reconciliation Shashooba Barway.

The Hurriyat said that conversation took place in a cordial atmosphere, wherein Geelani reminded them the historical perspective of the Kashmir issue, pending for its final resolution since 1947.

The Hurriyat said that people have rendered huge sacrifices for settlement of this long standing dispute.

“Referring to the present uprising, delegation was told that for the last 107 days 94 people have been killed with 15,000 people injured and an equal number, especially youth are arrested. About 100 people are arrested daily and draconian laws like PSA are slapped on them and they are shifted to jails outside valley,” Hurriyat (G) quoted Geelani conveying to the delegation.

Commenting on the prevailing situation it was said that onus of peace in the region particularly in Jammu and Kashmir lies with those holding power, military might and other resources.

“All the people and leaders should be released and the cases against them should be withdrawn so that after consultation a common and collective point of view can be put forward,” Geelani told the visiting delegation. (PTK)

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