Hurriyat (G) to hold deliberations with JRL on dialogue offer We haven’t decided anything yet: Geelani’s spokesman

Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Geelani Monday said the amalgam has not made any formal announcement about the recent dialogue offer made by New Delhi.
The Hurriyat (G), which is seen as a hardcore separatist faction, is still undecided about the dialogue offer made by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
“We will hold deliberations with the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) in next two or three days. We have not made any official announcement about the dialogue offer so far,” Hurriyat (G) spokesperson Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar told Rising Kashmir.
According to Gulzar, Hurriyat (G) has decided that to take a joint decision whether to hold dialogue with Delhi or not.
“In this connection, deliberations with be held with JRL in a day or two. In that meeting, we will discuss whether to respond to the dialogue offer made by Delhi or not,” he said.
Gulzar, however, said Hurriyat (G;s) stand is that India has to first accept Kashmir as a dispute before any formal talks could be held.
“This is our amalgam’s stated position. But, everything will depend on the outcome of the JRL meeting,” he said.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh had recently said the Government of India was ready to hold talks with the Hurriyat and Pakistan.
“If Hurriyat is ready to come to the table for talks, we are ready for it. However, so far, there is no indication from them to this effect,” Singh had said.
The JRL comprises Geelani, Hurriyat (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and JKLF chairman Yasin Malik.
Mirwaiz in his sermon during last Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid had expressed his willingness for the dialogue.
He had proposed intra-Kashmir dialogue saying they would support any sincere dialogue process that would help find lasting solution to vexed Kashmir issue.
“To begin with we propose intra Kashmir dialogue between all the five regions of the erstwhile state of J&K — Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Pakistan administered Kashmir, and Gilgit Baltistan. The leadership of all these regions should be allowed to meet, discuss and talk to find lasting solution to the Kashmir issue,” Mirwaiz had said.