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Updated: September 28, 2010 03:29 IST

It's a formula to give relief to Omar, says Mirwaiz

Shujaat Bukhari
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Hurriyat Conference leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has rejected Centre’s latest initiative on Kashmir, saying it was “disappointing”. File photo
AP Hurriyat Conference leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has rejected Centre’s latest initiative on Kashmir, saying it was “disappointing”. File photo

The Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Monday said that the eight-point formula announced by the Government of India was to give relief to the beleaguered State government headed by Omar Abdullah.

After a tele-meeting of its executive, a statement issued by a spokesman of the Hurriyat Conference here said: “The measures that have been announced do not convey much promise; they are administrative in nature and seem to be put in place to provide relief to the beleaguered State government and deliberately shift focus from the actual issue of providing compensation and concessions to people.

“The Hurriyat Conference has time and again made it clear that it is only the resolution of the Kashmir issue and not any political or economic concessions that can bring lasting peace and stability in Kashmir as well as in the entire region.”

The spokesman said that despite the all-party delegation's visit to the Valley and their assessment of the situation, the announcements made reflected a lack of willingness to understand and address the basic issue, which was disappointing.

“It again shows India's reluctance to address the political aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, for which they have been agitating for the past six decades and making all kinds of sacrifices,” he said.

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