Mirwaiz to attend international meet on Kashmir issue
Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq will attend a roundtable meet on resolving Kashmir issue being held in London on October 26.india Updated: Oct 20, 2009 22:23 IST
Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq will attend a roundtable meet on resolving Kashmir issue being held in London on October 26.
The one-day meet is being organised by the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI), independent research institute.
The one-day meet will be attended by delegation of prominent regional experts, government policy makers and practitioners. The roundtable meet will focus on topics such as nuclear rivalry between India and Pakistan, disputes over water resources and the threat of non-state actors and extremism. It will seek to identify policy recommendations in managing fresh expectations for Kashmir.
Omar Farooq said he would put forth his views on the aspirations and demands of the people of the Jammu and Kashmir for solving Kashmir issue to the expectations of the people of the state.
The meeting is being held just days before the proposed visit of the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Srinagar on Oct 28. The meet also hold importance as Umar Farooq will be putting forward his view point on the Kashmir issue before the resumption of talks of Separatists with the Central government.
The Home Minister P Chidambaram had already said talks wouldn't be held under media-glare and it will be 'quiet talks and quiet diplomacy' in resolving the Kashmir issue.
The roundtable meet is being held in the backdrop of international opinion which holds the view that recent attacks in Mumbai and their aftermath demonstrated that South Asian security can't be confined within the Pakistan-Afghanistan context and Kashmir remains at the heart of this debate.