Pakistan High Commission invites Kashmiri separatists and Hurriyat leaders to Delhi


New Delhi: Increasing India’s uneasiness, The Pakistan High Commission on Monday invited Kashmiri separatists and Hurriyat leaders to Delhi for Id Milan on July 21.

In a statement by the Pakistan High Commission defended its move by saying, “There is nothing unusual about our invite to Hurriyat leaders. The hype being created by some is unfortunate, to put it mildly. Pakistan will continue extending its full moral, political and diplomatic support to the people of Jammu and Kashmir in their legitimate struggle for self-determination as provided for in the UN Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.”

Earlier, the separatists had expressed their disappointment over a joint statement by the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan. In a statement, they had said, that their meeting in Russia was in keeping with “diplomatic compulsion”.

Ayaz Akbar, spokesperson of Hurriyat said that instead of such meetings, where a wide range of issues are discussed, the two countries should focus on the core issue of Kashmir.