November 2003 News

JuM opposes Hurriyat decision on dialogue

22 November 2003
The Daily Excelsior
Daily Excelsior Correspondent

SRINAGAR: A day after the Hurriyat faction led by Maulvi Mohammad Abbas Ansari expressed its willingness to hold dialogue with Delhi, the radical militant outfit Jamiat-ul-Mujahideen today warned that it would prevent them from reaching any agreement with the Centre. Reacting to announcements made by former chairmen of the amalgam, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Abdul Gani Bhat yesterday, JuM chief Sheikh Abdul Basit accused the leaders of playing the role of former Chief Minister Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah. 'The Sheikh all his life advocated plebiscite but later forced his will over the people and dumped the plebiscite,' Basit said in a statement to a local news agency here. The 'tactics and moves' of Bhat and his colleagues would not be allowed to flourish and they will be prevented from signing any agreement with Delhi, Basit said. Basit further said that Bhat’s proposed roadmap for peace in Kashmir was similar to one presented by Sheikh Abdullah at one stage which 'ultimately led to the doom of people in Kashmir.' (PTI)


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