Hurriyat to discuss Kashmir with Musharraf

New Delhi, Jan 1 | Updated: Jan 2 2006, 05:30am hrs
Ahead of its Pakistan visit from Monday, separatist outfit Hurriyat Conference on Sunday said it would discuss the Kashmir issue with President Pervez Musharraf and other Pakistani leaders.

During its politically significant visit, mainly aimed at expressing solidarity with survivors of the October 8 earthquake that had rocked India and Pakistan, the three-member delegation, led by Hurriyats founder and chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, will meet Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf and discuss with him the Kashmir issue.

We have nothing specific but we will be generally talking about every scenario vis-a-vis Kashmir, senior Hurriyat leader Abdul Ghani Bhat, who is also part of the delegation said. The partys visit to Pakistan is likely to last a week.

He said the resolution to the Kashmir issue will be the focus of their talks.

Mr Bhat said the Hurriyat team, including Bilal Lone, will also visit areas of PoK which have been severely hit by the killer quake.

To a question about the possibility of holding of a second round of talks with the Centre, he said There has not been any improvement vis-a-vis human rights on the ground but that does not mean that we are not willing to talk.

PTI