Hurriyat Conference to present road map to PM
Moderate faction of Hurriyat Conference will present its "road map" for a political resolution of Kashmir issue.india Updated: May 03, 2006 13:24 IST
Moderate faction of Hurriyat Conference will present its "road map" for a political resolution of Kashmir issue during its talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday.
"We do not want to localise these talks by listing out demands. We want these talks to be fruitful and an important milestone in the resolution of Kashmir issue," Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq told a news agency in New Delhi.
When asked about the suggestions to be made by the Hurriyat towards resolution of the Kashmir issue, the Mirwaiz said, "we want talks to include every part of Kashmir which includes Gilgit and Baltistan as well. This may be termed as our road map for resolution of the Kashmir issue."
"We want to set an aim for ourselves as to how we can move forward in finding lasting peace in the region. We sincerely want Kashmir to be a point of cooperation between India and Pakistan rather than an area of conflict."
Besides the Mirwaiz, other members of the delegation for the talks, being held after seven months, are Abdul Gani Bhat, Bilal Lone, Maulana Abbas Ansari, Aga Syeed Badgami and Fazal-ul-Haq Qureshi.
The Mirwaiz said there should be a regular interaction between the Hurriyat and the Centre.
"When we talk of seriousness towards resolving the issue, we expect a regular interaction with New Delhi as we do with Islamabad," he said.