Hurriyat Reacts Cautiously To Sajad Lone's Decision To Contest

11 April 2009
The Hindu

Srinagar: The Hurriyat Conference on Saturday reacted cautiously to the decision of Peoples Conference chairman Sajad Gani Lone to contest parliamentary elections, saying it was his personal decision. 'This is his personal decision (to contest elections). We have nothing to do with it,' acting chairman of Hurriyat Conference Maulana Mohammad Abbas Ansari told PTI.He claimed elections were no solution to the Kashmir issue. Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq is in the national capital in connection with his treatment. Hardline separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani, who has launched a poll boycott campaign, was not available for his reaction.