Hurriyat (M) to Attend Pak HC Eid Milan

SRINAGAR: The Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Thursday convened an extraordinary meeting of conglomerate’s Executive Committee Members at his Nageen residence.

A spokesman of the Hurriyat (M) said during the meeting the members took detailed stock of the ongoing political situation besides holding an exhaustive discussion in response to the invitation extended by the Pakistan High Commissioner to New Delhi to Hurriyat leaders for Eid Milan party.

“It was decided in the meeting that a two member delegation comprising of chairman APHC Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and senior Hurriyat leader Moulana Abbas Ansari would participate and represent APHC in the Eid Milan party, adding, the decision was taken keeping in view the policy and principles of APHC. The participants in the meeting said that Hurriyat has always advocated for the dialogue between India and Pakistan to resolve Kashmir and other issues, adding, in case any dialogue process takes place between the two countries ignoring Kashmir dispute and keeping Kashmiris out of any such process, it would be a futile exercise. The participants stated that Kashmir dispute was the core issue between the two countries while all other issues were of secondary importance and this point would be conveyed to Pakistani diplomats,” he said.

While finalizing the arrangements of observing Jumait-ul-Vida, Youm-al-Quds, and Youm-e-Kashmir, it was decided in the meeting that resolution on the subject would be presented in Mosques, Imambargahs, Shrines and other religious places in connection across Kashmir Valley in this connection. 

“The participants demanded the unconditional release of Kashmiri prisoners lodged in Kashmir and outside Kashmir jails on the eve of Idd-ul-Fitr. They stated that despite the terms of many of the prisoners have ended, they continue to languish in jails, adding, widespread crackdown on the Kashmiri youth has been started by the government forces across Kashmir which was a cause of concern and was a highly condemnable action,” the spokesman added.

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