February 2003 News

Hurriyat Undecided On Talks With Centre's Man

27 February 2003
The Times of India

Srinagar: The Hurriyat Conference failed to take any decision on holding talks with the Centre's newly-appointed interlocutor on Kashmir N N Vohra for the second consecutive day on Thursday. The Hurriyat general council, which met here on Thursday, could not take a decision on the issue as all the members were not able to express their views due to paucity of time, its chairman Abdul Gani Bhat said after the day-long meeting. 'The general council will meet again. There will be no meeting tomorrow in view of Friday prayers but we may meet again on Saturday or early next week,' he said. The powerful seven-member executive of the amalgam which met on Wednesday had failed to take a decision on the issue and left it for the general council. Bhat said several issues, including Vohra's appointment as the interlocutor, closure of Delhi office of the Hurriyat and black listing of Anjuman Nusratul Islam headed by Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, were discussed in the general council meeting. Although the 25-party conglomerate issued a statement on the deliberations of Wednesday's meeting, no such statement was issued on Thursday.


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