Formation of K-panel evokes mixed response
GEELANI SAYS EYEWASH; MALIK, MIRWAIZ WELCOME MOVE
UMER MAQBOOL DAR
Srinagar, Dec 28: The formation of the parliamentary-civil society group on Kashmir by the politicians of various national parties and civil society members has evoked mixed response from separatists.
Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani described formation of the committee as a mere eyewash aimed at buying time. “Many delegations and groups have visited the Valley during past few months, but nothing has happened. They are just wasting time.”
Chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front Muhammad Yasin Malik said that they appreciate the efforts of the Indian civil society and parliamentarians to form a panel to address the Kashmir issue. “The civil society group and parliamentarians are a powerful constituency in India. We appreciate their effort,” Malik said.
The chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq welcomed the formation of group, saying that conglomerate would support the efforts aimed at creating awareness about the resolution of Kashmir issue and human rights violations taking place in JK.
Pertinently leaders of national political parties and civil society groups had constituted a panel on Monday to launch countrywide campaign to promote dialogue and reconciliation on JK.
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