Hurriyat to evolve consensus in Pakistan
A team led by chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq left for Islamabad to evolve consensus among separatists and leaders there.india Updated: Jan 18, 2007 16:06 IST
A Hurriyat Conference team led by chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Thursday left for Islamabad to evolve consensus among separatist and terrorist leaders across the border on its "self-rule" formula.
The three-member delegation will also hold consultations with political leaders on Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf's proposals to resolve the Kashmir issue.
"We will try and evolve consensus with everyone. Everyone includes those who speak with their tongue or roar with guns," senior Hurriyat leader Abdul Gani Bhat, part of the team, said ahead of its departure to the neighbouring country.
The team's visit to Pakistan comes admit repeated clashes between workers of the moderate and hardline factions of Hurriyat in Kashmir after an unsuccessful grenade attack on the Mirwaiz's residence in Srinagar last week.
Asked about the agenda of the team's meetings across the border, Bhat said the delegation will hold consultations on the Musharraf's four-point proposal to find a solution to the Kashmir issue.
Musharraf recently proposed the de-militarisation of Kashmir, autonomy or self-governance with a joint supervision mechanism and making borders and the LoC irrelevant for resolving the dispute.
First Published: Jan 18, 2007 16:06 IST