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Hurriyat softliners to meet Pandit leaders in Jan

Source: PTI
December 12, 2005 18:25 IST
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The Hurriyat's moderate faction is planning another meeting in January with the Pandit leadership on the issue of return of migrants to the Kashmir Valley.

"After the successful parleys between Kashmiri Pandit eaders and the Hurriyat in Srinagar in July, we have now decided to have another meeting with migrant community representatives in Jammu," its interlocutor Syed Salim Gilani told reporters in Jammu Monday.

He said the Hurriyat Conference moderate faction had also decided to facilitate nmeetings between the the Pandits and Muslims in various districts of the Valley.

The parleys would "help bring the communities together and pave the way for the migrants' return to their native places," Gilani, who has been asked to coordinate the meetings with migrant leaders and organisations in Jammu, said.

All Parties Hurriyat Conference is making its all out efforts for honourable return of displaced migrants to their places in Valley, he said adding, that is why the Huuriyat Conference has started interactions with leadership of the Pandit community.

A Hurriyat team that includes Gilani, who is Jammu and Kashmir National People's Party president, would shortly be visiting Pakistan and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

"Besides talking to leaders across the border, the team would also visit the quake-hit areas of Muzaffarabad, Bagh and other places in Paksitan-occupied Kashmir," he said.

Gilani said he would also be visiting the shrine of Shah Mohammad Goius 'Lahori' in Lahore where his forefathers had lived.

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