Salahuddin to Hurriyat: Reach Consensus Before Embarking on Pak Visit

SRINAGAR: In absence of a consensus in the resistance camp the forthcoming visit of Mirwaiz led Hurriyat delegation to Pakistan would bear no fruit, says Sayed Salahudin, head of the United Jehad Council.

He said framing of a common strategy and joint programme by the resistance leadership was the need of hour.

“Unless and until the two factions of the Hurriyat Conference along with the other resistance leaders devise a mutual programme and a common strategy after reaching a consensus, their Pakistan visit is not going to be beneficial. If they have a common policy and speak in one voice, then only will their visits and interactions with Pakistani leadership be meaningful and decisive. Even if they remain in separate forums, a joint programme and common strategy will give weight to their voice”, said Salahuddin in a telephonic interview with local news agency, KNS.

“However, since the Hurriyat has been invited to Pakistan, it is their right to decide on visiting the country and accepting the invitation. Whoever visits Pakistan and in whatever number, the visit should not be a mere photo opportunity”.

Salahuddin asked the civil society including Bar Association and Ulema to play their role in convincing the separatist leadership to devise a common strategy for taking the ongoing freedom movement to its logical end. He said that consensus among resistance leadership was a precondition for them to be able to convince India, Pakistan and International community on their view point. KNS


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