New Delhi, Mar. 15 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) on Tuesday slammed Islamabad for inviting Hurriyat leaders to their embassy in New Delhi on the occasion of ‘Pakistan Day’, saying whenever Pakistan has invited the Hurriyat and the separatist it has resulted in escalation of seditious activity in Kashmir.
“Pakistan cannot directly invite those people who have been waging a war against India, who has been involved in seditions activity. whenever the Pakistan has invited the Hurriyat and the separatist it has resulted in escalation of seditious activity in Kashmir and this element have been embolden so we believe that such kind of meeting should not be permitted,” JKNPP chairman Harsh Dev Singh told ANI here.
Singh said that Pakistan should talk straight to Indian leadership rather than encouraging the fringe elements in Jammu and Kashmir.
“Pakistan is still not mending its ways and it has once again called the Hurriyat and other separatist leaders to participate in the ‘Pakistan day’ to be held in New Delhi. India has been always opposing such kind of meetings because we believe in bilateral dialogue with Pakistan. It is between India and Pakistan and there is no role for any third party mediation,” he added.
Even as SAARC Council of Ministers are slated to meet on March 17 in Nepal, Pakistan has invited Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq to attend a function organised to commemorate ‘Pakistan Day’ at the Pakistan High Commission here on March 23.
A Hurriyat statement said, “Umar Farooq will lead a delegation of dozens of leaders to the Pakistan High Commission following an invitation for a function on ‘Pakistan Day’.”
“Besides Mirwaiz, we have received invitation for 35 leaders, including 20 from the Hurriyat and rest from the Awami Action Committee (AAC),” said media advisor to Mirwaiz, Advocate Shahid-ul-Islam.
Earlier, Sartaj Aziz had called off his visit to India after New Delhi protested against the scheduled meeting between Aziz and Hurriyat leaders. (ANI)