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As Indo-Pak peace talks resume, Hurriyat Conference leaders meet Pakistan High Commissioner in Delhi

Srinagar: Two Hurriyat Conference leaders on Monday met Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit in Delhi to discuss External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's recent visit to Islamabad where she met Pakistan's top leadership.

"A Hurriyat delegation sent by chairman Syed Ali Geelani today (on Monday) held a detailed meeting for one-and-a-half hours with Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit in New Delhi.

 As Indo-Pak peace talks resume, Hurriyat Conference leaders meet Pakistan High Commissioner in Delhi

Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit. IBNLive

"They held a detailed discussion over the recent meeting of Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and Pakistan rulers on the occasion of Asia Heart Conference in Islamabad and also discussed the Kashmir policy there," Hurriyat spokesman Ayaz Akbar said in Srinagar in a statement.

The two-member Hurriyat delegation comprised Geelani's personal secretary Peer Saifullah and Chief Organiser of the amalgam Altaf Ahmad Shah, he said, adding that the deputy high commissioner and other officials in the Pakistani mission were also present.

"The Hurriyat delegation handed them a message of Geelani that Pakistan should continue to maintain consistency and firmness over its Kashmir policy and play an active role in highlighting the human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir at international forums," Akbar said.

The delegation also apprised the Pakistan High Commissioner about the present situation in Kashmir, he added.

PTI

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Updated Date: Dec 14, 2015 22:22:55 IST

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