Rediff News
All News

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp
Rediff.com  » News » PM invites Hurriyat for talks

PM invites Hurriyat for talks

Source: PTI
August 31, 2005 14:21 IST
Get Rediff News in your Inbox:

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has invited All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and other leaders for talks in New Delhi on September 5.

This will be the first interaction between Jammu and Kashmir's moderate separatist group and the United Progressive Alliance dispensation as part of the dialogue process.

"The prime minister has invited Hurriyat vhairman and other leaders for talks," the prime minister's media adviser Sanjaya Baru said.

Complete coverage: The road to peace

Singh has been maintaining that he was ready to hold talks with any group that eschewed violence. The Prime Minister's Office has been in touch with the Kashmiri leaders through various interlocutors for quite some time now.

The Hurriyat had held two rounds of talks with the then Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani in the National Democratic Alliance government in 2004.

News from Jammu and Kashmir

Get Rediff News in your Inbox:
Source: PTI© Copyright 2020 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.
SHARE THIS STORY