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JKLF rejects seven proposals, to consider only dialogue offer

Separatist outfit JKLF, headed by Yasin Malik, on Wednesday rejected seven of the eight proposals announced by the Centre to bring peace in Kashmir and said it would consider only the dialogue offer which has to "serious and purposeful".

india Updated: Sep 29, 2010 20:50 IST

Separatist outfit JKLF, headed by Yasin Malik, on Wednesday rejected seven of the eight proposals announced by the Centre to bring peace in Kashmir and said it would consider only the dialogue offer which has to "serious and purposeful".

"We have studied and discussed the proposed measures. Seven of these do not concern separatist leaders. So, there is no need for us to comment on these points," said the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front after a meeting of the outfit here.

Regarding the "process of sustained dialogue", the JKLF, in a statement, said it was ready to "engage in and sustain a meaningful and irreversible dialogue process".

However, "the dialogue has to be serious, sincere and purposeful and aims at avoiding failures of the past in order to arrive at a lasting solution to the Kashmir issue," it said.

"The solution has to be in line with aspirations and interests of the people of Jammu and Kashmir and shall be acceptable to both India and Pakistan".

Both hardline and moderate factions of the Hurriyat Conference, headed by Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq respectively, have rejected the Centre's eight-point initiative on Kashmir unveiled on September 25.