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All-party meet disappointing: JKLF

JKLF Chairman Mohammad Yaseen Malik today said the all-party meeting on Jammu and Kashmir in New Delhi had disappointed people of the state.

india Updated: Sep 15, 2010 21:03 IST

JKLF Chairman Mohammad Yaseen Malik on Wednesday said the all-party meeting on Jammu and Kashmir in New Delhi had disappointed people of the state.

"Sixty-three years have elapsed but the (Kashmir) issue is yet to be resolved. The outcome of the all-party meeting has disappointed people of the state," he told PTI in Srinagar.

On BJP's opposition to revocation of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, Malik said it was most unfortunate that the party, which held dialogue with separatists was now talking about using force against "unarmed protesters" in Kashmir.

"(Former Prime Minister) Atal Bihari Vajpayee took a bold step when he talked about resolving the Kashmir problem within perimeters of 'insaniyat' (humanity).

"But, his party is now singing a different tune," he said.

The meeting had failed to arrive at a consensus on the issue of withdrawal or dilution of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act.

There was sharp division on AFSPA whose revocation was demanded by the PDP and the NC but opposed by the BJP and some other parties.