September 2000 News

Hizbul Ready For Talks

15 September 2000
The Hindu

New Delhi: The Hizbul Mujahideen today said it might consider a dialogue with the Centre on the Kashmir issue without the immediate participation of Islamabad if New Delhi accepted it as a tripartite issue. The Hizb also said that all differences with the Hurriyat Conference after intense talks had been resolved and it held the amalgam in an esteemed position. ''There were differences of opinion with the Hurriyat which have since then been resolved,'' the Hizb spokesperson, Mr. Saleem Hashim, told PTI over phone from Islamabad. The Hizb-ul-Mujahideen had in a statement issued after the withdrawal of unilateral ceasefire on August 8 severely criticised the Hurriyat for failing to provide a political platform for the so-called movement in Kashmir.


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