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Farooq hails Sinha’s initiative on Kashmir


NL Correspondent     

SRINAGAR: Conference president and former Chief Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah Wednesday hailed the initiative taken by Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) veteran Yashwant Sinha in meeting separatists and other people in .   Chairing a party meeting at NC Nawa-i-Subh headquarter here, Dr Farooq said, “I'm personally very much happy.”

“I have huge expectations from such meetings and in such crisis Kashmir is facing, any initiative like one taken by Yashwant Sinha, is highly commendable,” he told the NC meet.  On Tuesday, former Foreign Minister Yashwant Sinha led a five-member group to Srinagar and held closed-door meetings with Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.  Sinha has asserted that he and his group colleagues do not represent government of which was confirmed later by a top Union Home Ministry official and a spokesperson of BJP.

“I hope Yashwant Sinha led delegation will present true picture of Kashmir in New Delhi and a solution to our issues is found,” Dr Abdullah has said.  Meanwhile, National Conference Sec Gen Ali Mohammad Sagar led a protest rally outside Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti residence.  The NC leaders castigated PDP-BJP government for its “anti-people” attitude.

They asked for release of those behind bars and immediate halt to arbitrary arrests and raids and ransacking and deferment of examination for tenth and twelfth classes.

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