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No question of peace formula: SAYSS

india Updated: Aug 30, 2008 16:08 IST

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Talks will resume on Saturday between the Jammu and Kashmir governor's mediator and the group spearheading the agitation over the Amarnath land row amidst reports that a peace formula was in the making.

SS Bloeria will hold talks with the Shri Amarnath Yatra Sangarsh Samiti (SAYSS) in Jammu on the issue. The talks were deferred over the last two days because Bloeria was unwell.

Amidst reports of peace formula in the offing, the group spokesman said there was no such proposal and the government had to concede to the main demand of restoring the land to the Shrine Board for yatra use.

"Where arises the question of a peace formula or compromise formula when the fourth round of talks between governor's panel and the samiti's committee has not taken place so far?

"During the first three rounds of talk on August 23, we have already given written demands to the governor's panel headed by his advisor SS Bloeria," SAYSS spokesperson Narinder Singh said in Jammu.

"The fourth round of talks was delayed twice and is now scheduled for Saturday and we are waiting for it to be held," he said, adding "the government has to respond to our demands and then the Samiti will decide on it".

Referring to the peace formula, the Samiti's spokesperson said such repots were deliberately being "planted" in the electronic media to create confusion among the people in Jammu and "please separatists and other leaders of Kashmir."

He also alleged that People's Democratic Party (PDP) patron and former Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed was also placing hurdles in resolving the issue.