December 2000 News

Kashmiri leaders to meet in Saudi Arabia

17 December 2000
The Hindu

ISLAMABAD: Kashmiri leaders from both sides of the Line of Control are expected to meet in Saudi Arabia in the next few days, the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen spokesman, Mr. Saleem Hashmi, said here today. The Hizb commander, Syed Salahuddin, had already reached Saudi Arabia for the meeting. The Urdu newspaper, Jang, said the meeting was aimed at working out a fresh strategy to be followed in Kashmir ''under the new demands of time.'' Some Kashmiri leaders had confirmed their arrival in Saudi Arabia. Some important personalities from Pakistan and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir may also join the talks, the newspaper said. - PTI


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