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Separatist leaders to meet Pakistan HC tomorrow

PTI 19 Aug 2014, 0:07:07 AM IST
Srinagar: Separatist leaders today said they will go ahead with their meeting with Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit in Delhi tomorrow even after India cancelled the Foreign Secretary level talks with Pakistan.

“Mirwaiz Umar Farooq will go to meet Pakistan High Commissioner in Delhi tomorrow,” spokesman of the moderate Hurriyat Conference said.

He said it was unfortunate that the Centre had cancelled the talks.

“However, we will continue the process of consultations which are part of the dialogue process for resolution of Kashmir issue,” he added.

India today cancelled the talks scheduled to be held in Islamabad on August 25, raising strong objections to consultations held with separatist Hurriyat leaders by Pakistan High Commissioner.

Hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani will also head for the capital tomorrow to meet Basit.

“Yes, we will be going for the meeting,” Geelani's spokesman Ayaz Akbar said.

A JKLF spokesman said party chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik was already scheduled to be in Delhi due to personal reasons tomorrow.

“Malik might attend the meeting as he is already scheduled to be in Delhi tomorrow,” he added.