My doors are open to all for talks: Prof Bhat

Senior Hurriyat Conference (M) leader and chairman Muslim Conference (MC) Prof Abdul Gani Bhat Friday said there is no harm in talking to people and making “your point vis-à-vis Kashmir issue.”
“The doors of my office are open to everyone. If people come to me for talks, I will talk and make my point — that without involving Pakistan no breakthrough on Kashmir is possible,” Bhat told Rising Kashmir in a phone-in conversation.
Asked if Delhi’s appointed interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma visits him for talks what would be his reaction, he said, “If he (Sharma) chooses to meet me, it will be nice. I will welcome him at my office. He will be received well. I will meet and talk and put across the facts about the Kashmir issue. Unless talks happen, no positive results are expected”.
The former Hurriyat chairman said Sharma’s appointment is a one party (New Delhi) arrangement.
“But what we need now is sanity. We should contribute towards an environment for sanity. You may not be able to achieve a breakthrough but the matter of fact is that talks have to happen and you have to talk sense,” Bhat said.
The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik has rejected the scope of any dialogue with interlocutor Sharma and termed his appointment as a “futile and time buying tactic”.