WATCH | After Hurriyat Conference Begs For Talks With Centre, BJP Makes Stand Clear, Says ‘Pak Agents Can't Be Trusted'

Written By Apoorva Rao | Mumbai | Published:


  • On Saturday, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik said that the leaders from the Hurriyat Conference were ready for talks with the Centre
  • The BJP has made its stand clear on the issue
  • It has said that the 'paid Pakistani agents' cannot be trusted

After Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik said that the leaders from the Hurriyat Conference were ready for talks the BJP-led Centre has made its stand clear saying that that they are paid by Pakistan cannot be they won't be trusted.

Ravinder Raina, BJP's Jammu and Kashmir president spoke about the issue saying that the Hurriyat Conference cannot be trusted.

He said, "Leaders of Hurriyat are paid agents of Pakistan. Since last the three decades Hurriyat has been instigating youths against India. They are paid puppets of Pakistan. They have been instigating Kashmiris against the country. No one can take their guarantee. They are killers of Kashmiris."

Former Jammu and Kashmir CM and BJP leader Kavinder Gupta also said that talks with the Hurriyat Conference are not possible till they continue using arms.

"The BJP-led government had said that as long as they continue with violence, talks are not possible. We will come to know the official decision from the government soon," he said.

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Governor Malik had said on Saturday the situation in the valley had vastly improved over the past year and the Hurriyat Conference was willing to enter into a dialogue with the government.

"The Hurriyat Conference was not willing to talk. Ram Vilas Paswan was standing at their door (in 2016), but they were not ready to talk, Malik said at a funtion here. "Today, they are ready for talks and want to hold dialogue. There is a change in everyone."

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Malik said the situation in Kashmir had improved ever since he took over as the governor last August, adding that recruitment of militants had almost stopped and stone-pelting incidents on June 21 had ended.

"I feel good that the temperature (of the situation) has come down significantly since the day I arrived here," he said.

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