Welcoming resumption of dialogue between India and Pakistan, separatist leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq said the leadership of both countries had shown maturity by breaking the ice and holding talks on Kashmir.
"The talks in Agra broke down because of the hype created by the media. 2004 has ushered a new era of peace, particularly for the people of Kashmir," the former All Parties Hurriyat Conference chairman told rediff.com.
The Hurriyat Conference is awaiting an invitation from the Centre to begin talks with Deputy Prime Minister Lal Kishenchand Advani on the Kashmir issue."Without an invitation in writing how do you expect us to reach Delhi for talks. There has to be a firm date for talks," he told rediff.com.
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