July 2001 News

Hurriyat has no role to play in Indo-Pak summit: India

6 July 2001
The Hindustan Times

New Delhi: Ignoring Islamabad's repeated insistence that President Musharraf be allowed to meet Hurriyat, New Delhi has stated that the question of Hurriyat's participation in Indo-Pak talks is a "non-issue." A spokesman of the Ministry of External Affairs said,"We have said time and again in the past that this is a complete non-issue." She said that India did not consider the Hurriyat of any importance vis--vis the summit and it(Hurriyat) had no role to play. Islamabad should respond to the Indian initiative to make the summit a success and pave the way for a long-term bilateral relationship.


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