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Hurriyat (M) delegation to visit Pakistan

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SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (M) leaders are planning to visit Pakistan to felicitate the newly elected government there and to discuss the latest situation in occupied Kashmir with the new leadership.The proposed Hurriyat leaders’ visit to Pakistan, according to sources, came under serious discussion at its executive council meeting held here on Tuesday with Mirwaiz Umar in chair.

The meeting was attended by Prof. Abdul Gani Bhat, Moulana Abas Ansari, Bilal Gani Lone, Fazal-ul-Haq Qureshi and Sheikh Abdul Aziz.Besides political matters, the Hurriyat executive council had a detailed discussion on organizational affairs.According to sources, the current visit of PDP president Mehbooba Mufti and National Conference president Omar Abdullah to Pakistan and their statements were discussed threadbare in the meeting.

Hurriyat leaders Shabir Ahmad Shah and Nayeem Ahmad Khan had recently accused
Pakistani politicians of lending legitimacy to pro-India leaders, who according them, were the enemies of ongoing resistance movement of Kashmiris.The Hurriyat delegation scheduled to visit Pakistan may convey amalgam’s indignation to Pakistan government for rolling out red carpet to pro-India political leaders of Jammu and Kashmir.

Meanwhile, differences among the Hurriyat leaders over the restructuring of amalgam and opening of district level offices are deepening with every passing day. Some senior executive members including Prof. Abdul Gani Bhat and Maulana Abas Anasari, according to sources, are deadly against opening of district offices and nomination of district presidents and other office-bearers. They argue that restructuring would decentralize and weaken the amalgam.

However, majority of Hurriyat leaders including its chairman Mirwaiz Umar, Shabir Shah and Sheikh Abdul Aziz do not subscribe to the views of those opposing the restructuring. They are of the opinion that it would make the amalgam stronger, broad based and more vibrant by providing opportunity and representation to the people of all sections and regions.

Mirwaiz’s recent statement that it was too early to decide whether or not to take part in door-to-door election boycott campaign and Shabir Shah’s statement that the Hurriyat was opening district and tehsil offices not only to make it broad-based but also to highlight people’s day-to-day problems, clearly indicate that Hurriyat is contemplating to initiate non-traditional steps to garner more public support and fight the regional pro-India leaders and parties politically.-SANA

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Rubab Saleem is Editor of Pakistan Times
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