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Hurriyat ready for talks: Mirwaiz

The moderate Hurriyat Conference, headed by Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, said it was ready for unconditional talks with both India and Pakistan to solve the lingering Kashmir problem.

india Updated: Oct 07, 2009 02:07 IST

The moderate Hurriyat Conference, headed by Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, on Tuesday said it was ready for unconditional talks with both India and Pakistan to solve the lingering Kashmir problem.

"We are ready for talks with both India and Pakistan to resolve the long-pending Kashmir issue," Mirwaiz said after a meeting of the Executive Council of the separatist amalgam.

The Hurriyat dove, who recently attended the OIC meeting in New York and held talks with representatives of Pakistan and other countries, favoured involvement of Kashmiris in the talks for resolution of the problem.

"There is need to show flexibility. Both New Delhi and Islamabad should involve Kashmiris as a basic party in the dialogue process," Mirwaiz said.

The separatist leader, however, added the Hurriyat was ready for unconditional talks with both India and Pakistan.

To a question, he said considerable progress had been made in back channel contacts between India and Pakistan in the past one month for resumption of dialogue.

"Both sides want talks to take place," the chairman of the moderate faction said.