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Amarnath Samiti ready to talk to Shivraj Patil

Source: PTI
August 09, 2008 15:46 IST
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Shri Amarnath Sangarsh Samiti on Saturday said it is ready to meet Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil "individually" or selected members of the all-party delegation, but will boycott National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah, People's Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti and Union Minister for Water Resources Saifuddin Soz.

"We are ready to to meet Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil individually as we have put forth our viewpoint before the Centre," spokesperson of the SASS Ambedkar Gupta told PTI.

There were media reports that Patil wants to meet us individually, we are ready to meet him, he said.

We want to meet the Central panel and put-forth our point of view over the agitation and demand restoration of land to the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board, he said.

However, he said they would be boycotting the all-party delegation if Abdullah, Mehbooba and Soz are on the panel.

Kashmiri leaders on the panel know of our demands and agitation, he said adding, we have make the Central leadership aware of the facts.

They (Kashmir leadership) speak venom against Jammu, he said adding, "We will not talk to them as they are responsible for this issue."

Earlier, convenor of SASS Leela Karan Sharma had said, "We will boycott the delegation as Mehbooba, Farooq and (Saifuddin) Soz are part of the team. They are responsible for the Amarnath land issue."

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