‘Hurriyat dumped demand list sought by PM under ISI pressure’

SRINAGAR: Journalist Prem Shankar Jha has revealed that under Inter Service Intelligence (ISI) pressure Hurriyat leadership dumped the ‘list of demands’ which was sought by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh from them after the two rounds of meetings between the two sides during UPA-I regime.

There were two rounds of talks between the Government of India and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq led Hurriyat faction.

“Soon after the meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told Mirwaiz to prepare a list of demands. However that list never reached to PMO. Hurriyat leaders succumbed to the pressure of ISI and never forwarded the list to PM,” Jha told Srinagar based news gathering agency CNS.

He said that ISI threatened them of dire consequences as a result the talks failed and the list was dumped. “It is unfortunate that militants killed some of the great leaders of Kashmir Valley. The Mirwaiz family suffered heavily yet the present Mirwaiz who is the man of principal and a mature politician remained steadfast and is still trying to find ways and means to get engaged with New Delhi,” he said. (CNS)

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