Hurriyat: Unfortunate, India does not want to discuss Kashmir

New Delhi:  The Syed Ali Shah Geelani-led Hurriyat Conference on Saturday said India’s policy of non-inclusion of the Kashmir issue in the NSA level talks with Pakistan was “unfortunate”. “It is very unfortunate that India has put pre-conditions to Pakistan ahead of the talks. It also proves that India has no argument to put before the international community with respect to Kashmir,” Ayaz Akbar.

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The response came after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in a press conference in New Delhi said that NSA talks could only go on if Pakistan kept it restricted to terrorism. Describing it as a “victory” for both Hurriyat and Pakistan, the Hurriyat official said: “It is India’s defeat on the diplomatic front and victory of Kashmir as well as Pakistan. ” Earlier in the day, Sushma Swaraj said there would be no talks with Pakistan if it insisted on discussing Kashmir.




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