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Nothing expected from Indo-Pak talks: Geelani

india Updated: Nov 14, 2006 17:33 IST

Advocating the need to involve Kashmiris in the Indo-Pak dialogue to solve the Kashmir issue, the hardline faction of the Hurriyat Conference said on Tuesday that bilateral talks had failed to address the issue in the past and nothing could be expected from them in future.

"The final and everlasting solution to the Kashmir issue could be achieved only if Kashmiris, who are the real and basic party to the dispute, are taken into confidence and satisfied on the resolution," a statement issued by the hardline faction headed by Syed Ali Geelani said.

Reacting to the resumed composite dialogue, it claimed the two countries had held many rounds of talks over the past 59 years while ignoring Kashmiris.

"Nothing can be achieved if such a practice continues for the next 100 years, as it clashes with the historic background of the issue," the statement said.