Hurriyat will persuade Musharraf to visit India
The APHC has taken upon itself to persuade President Musharraf to keep his date with Delhi, reports Arun Joshi.india Updated: Jan 29, 2007 19:04 IST
All Parties Hurriyat Conference is visiting Pakistan with a plea to President Pervez Musharraf to visit India. This, the separatist conglomerate, feels, is very important for the ongoing peace process between the two nations and also for the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
Amid the reports that president Musharraf is not visiting India for the SAARC summit, the All parties Hurriyat Conference has taken upon itself to persuade President Musharraf to keep his date with Delhi.
"We will try to persuade President Musharraf to visit India," APHC chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq told Hindustan Times.
"It will be part of our agenda during our Pakistan visit.It will be equally our effort to persuade Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to visit Islamabad," the Mirwaiz said.
The Hurriyat Conference is visiting Pakistan next week. It has viewed with concern the reports that President Musharraf would not be visiting India for the SAARC summit.
"We will make our efforts to prevail upon him to visit Delhi. It will also be our effort, if we happened to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that he should visit Pakistan. These visits would consolidate the peace process," he said.
The line of argument would be that the two men who have rediscovered the virtues of peace and solution of Kashmir crisis in a novel waywill have to meet in more often in their own countries to give peace process a push.
Pakistan President has demonstrated that he was willing to take risks in seeking a realistic solution. His four-point formula, the APHC leader said, deserved debate and serious consideration.
"There are good signs that the people in India have started responding to the suggestions in a positive fashion. We must step out of the history of 1947 and script a new chapter in accordance with the whishes of the peoples of all parts of the state on the either side of the Line of Control."
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First Published: Jan 14, 2007 23:52 IST