Hurriyat leader Geelani wants Pakistan to be firm on Kashmir policy


Kashmir: Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani counseled Pakistan to be firm and consistent on their Kashmir policy. Two hardliner Hurriyat conference leaders, Peer Saifullah and Altaf Ahmad Shah, met Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit in Delhi on Monday and delivered the message from Geelani.

They also emphasised that Pakistan should highlight, in international forums, the human rights violations in Jammu & Kashmir, reported Firstpost.

“The Hurriyat delegation handed them a message from Geelani that Pakistan should continue to maintain consistency and firmness over its Kashmir policy and play an active role in highlighting the human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir at international forums,” said Ayaz Akbar in a statement.

Apart from that they also discussed on the recent visit of Sushma Swaraj to Pakistan to attend the Heart of Asia conference.

“A Hurriyat delegation sent by chairman Syed Ali Geelani held a detailed meeting for one-and-a-half hours with Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit in New Delhi…They held a detailed discussion over the recent meeting of Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and Pakistan leaders on the occasion of the Heart of Asia Conference in Islamabad last week and also discussed the Kashmir policy there,” Hurriyat spokesman Ayaz Akbar said in a statement in Srinagar.

This meeting came after Swaraj, India’s external affairs ministry, met with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and decided to enter into a comprehensive dialogue covering Kashmir issue among others. (IANS)