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J-K CM invites Hurriyat leaders for talks with all-party delegation

Updated: Sep 03, 2016 20:38 IST
Srinagar(Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Sept. 3 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and People Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday invited Hurriyat leaders for talks with all-party delegation who will be visiting the valley tomorrow.

"I write to you in my capacity as the president of the J-K Peoples Democratic Party and request you to take the lead and engage with the All Party Delegation of Parliamentarians visiting the state tomorrow," the invitation said.

The invitation said this will be the start of a credible and meaningful political dialogue and resolution process to end the stalemate.

"To convert our conviction and commitment of a peaceful and prosperous J-K into reality, it is important that you share your thoughts and beliefs with this distinguished group who represent the people of India and not only the Government of India," the invitation added.

Mufti in her invitation said her party has always believed that the Hurriyat Conference is a stakeholder in the peace, resolution and prosperity of the state.

"Indeed, right in the beginning in our party's founding declaration, we stood for dialogue with all stakeholders as the only way forward," it added

She said, "Cutting across party lines and political positions, the country's political leadership has reached out and it is for us to collectively lend it credence and credibility".

Asking the leaders to voice the urges and aspirations of the people in the Valley, she said, "All of us, be it the mainstream political parties or political groups with a separatist agenda, voice the urges and aspirations of our people, as we understand those, and seek a resolution of the problems as we see them from our own perspectives."

Talking about the unconditional dialogue under the leadership of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and deputy prime minister L.K. Advani, she said, "When we formed an alliance with the Congress Party, the cornerstone of our Common Minimum Programme was dialogue with parties of all ideological hues."

"In the manifesto of our party for the last parliamentary election, it was clearly mentioned that PDP will seek the resolution of the issue taking Hurriyat Conference on board. The same was reiterated in the manifesto of our assembly election," she added.

She said even in the 'Agenda of Alliance' with the Bharatiya Janata Party, it has been made clear that the State Government will create conditions to facilitate resolution of all issues and will help initiate a sustained and meaningful dialogue with all the stakeholders, including all political groups in J-K, irrespective of their ideological views and predilections to build a broad based consensus on resolution of all outstanding issues of the state.

Mufti reached out to the leaders of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, Hurriyat Conference, Hurriyat Conference J-K, JKLF, National Front and Jamaat-e-Islami, including Sayeed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Mohammad Yasin Malik, Prof Abdul Gani Bhat, Moulvi Abbas Ansari, Shabir Ahmad Shah, Bilal Gani Lone, Aga Hassan, Naeem Ahmad Khan and Amir Jamiat-e-Ahli-Hadees, and others, reiterating their role and seeking their cooperation in the peaceful resolution of the issue of Jammu and Kashmir. (ANI)