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India should accept five conditions on Kashmir: Geelani

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New Delhi, March 23:

Hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Geelani on Monday said India should accept five conditions set by his group, including withdrawal of security forces, for any result-oriented talks with Pakistan on the Kashmir issue.

Pic Courtesy: www.risingkashmir.com
Pic Courtesy: www.risingkashmir.com

Talking to reporters before going for the Pakistan Day function here, Geelani said there were several rounds of talks between the two countries but there had been no benefit.

He said his group had said in 2010 that the Indian government should agree to five conditions, including accepting Kashmir as disputed territory, withdrawal of forces and “black laws”, punishment to those involved in the killing of 128 people in 2010, and release of political prisoners.

“Till the time these five demands are met, there will be no benefit of dialogue,” he said.

He said India had given commitment for withdrawal of forces and right of self-determination to the people of the state.

Asked about terror incidents in Samba and Kathua last week, Geelani said, “Wherever innocents are killed, we condemn that”. IANS