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Gilani asks India for meeting conditions before talks

Srinagar, March 16, 2015 (PPI-OT): The veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani has reiterated his stance over the talks offer, saying release of all political prisoners, scrapping of black laws and New Delhi’s acceptance of Kashmir as a dispute is important and non-negotiable.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued from New Delhi said that in August 2010, Hurriyet had set five conditions for opening the channel of talks with the New Delhi over the resolution of Kashmir and until those conditions were met, no talks shall be held.“We had demanded release of all political prisoners, scarping of black laws from Jammu and Kashmir, withdrawal of forces, punishment to those involved in killing of 128 people in 2010 and India must declare Kashmir as a disputed territory openly.

We are on our stand. Till these conditions aren’t met, the dialogue will be a futile exercise,” the octogenarian leader said. Over the release of Masarrat Alam Butt, he remarked the uproar over setting free the Hurriyet leader was uncalled for as his release was purely a legal matter.

After serving more than four years of detention, the court had rejected all cases against Masarrat Alam. It was shocking to see that such an issue was being discussed in Indian parliament with the people there, saying that the country is in danger due to Alam’s release, he added.

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