Geelani expresses disagreement with Mirwaiz stance on third party intermediation on Kashmir
South Asian News Agency (SANA) ⋅ March 23, 2012 ⋅
SRINAGAR, (SANA): All Parties Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani has expresseddisagreement with Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, chairman Hurriyat (M)’s stand on third party intermediation on Kashmir in Geneva. However, Mirwaiz also clarified his position saying the stand was conditional.
“I talked about pushing the third party intermediation to background on the condition that India and Pakistan would include Kashmir in the dialogue. The Hurriyat Conference would accept any solution that may be thus achieved as per the aspirations of the Kashmir,” he said in a statement issued here.
“The third party mediation has proven useful in Kosovo and other international conflicts,” Mirwaiz added.
The Hurriyat (M) chairman is in Geneva for participation in the 19th UN human rights council session. During the session, Mirwaiz had stated that the Hurriyat (M) would not demand international intervention on the Kashmir issue if separatists were involved in talks between India and Pakistan.
The Hurriyat (G) has, however, expressed disagreement with the stand taken by Mirwaiz. The conglomerate held a meeting of its advisory council yesterday under chairman, Geelani, expressing reservations on the stand.
“It is unacceptable to us,” the conglomerate’s spokesman said in a statement issued after the meeting.
The Hurriyat (G) argued that the abdication of demand for international intervention could cause irreparable damage to the Kashmir cause.
“Although we believe in desisting from issuing statements which may lead to any confrontation, but here we want to put forth the amalgam’s basic stand on this matter so that the people remain aware about the sensitive matters and that we also want that put across a message to the international community that Hurriyat (M) has reservations on this stand of Mirwaiz,” the spokesman had said.
The Hurriyat (G) equated the stand with the policy of New Delhi.
“New Delhi has always been trying that international community should not come in between India and Pakistan on Kashmir issue so that it would succeed in its plan of usurping Kashmir.”
The two factions of the Hurriyat Conference have been divided in their policies, but both have been maintaining right to self determination as their basic stand.
Meanwhile, Mirwaiz Umar has reached Saudi Arabia on invitation of the OIC. He would be meeting the representatives of the OIC, the statement said.