Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014

Ram Jethmalani meets Geelani in Srinagar

Express News Service | Srinagar | Posted: August 17, 2014 4:25 pm

Senior politician and the chairman of Kashmir Committee Ram Jethmalani visited Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Geelani’s Hyderpora residence on Saturday.

Though Hurriyat says that the meet was informal and aimed at discussing the legal cases represented by the senior lawyer, sources say that the two leaders discussed the Kashmir situation and politics as well.

“This was an informal meet,” a senior Hurriyat leader told The Indian Express. “He (Jethmalani) represents cases of many Hurriyat leaders in Delhi. He dropped at his (Geelani’s) home and mainly these cases were discussed”.

Sources in Hurriyat says though the meeting was informal, the two leaders discussed about the Kashmir situation and politics.

“Jethmalani ji asked Geelani sahib to make some change in his stand (on Kashmir),” a Hurriyat source said. “However, Geelani sahib replied that there can be no change on the principles”.

They say that Jethmalani appreciated Geelani’s “principled and unwavering” stand on Kashmir. The two leaders also discussed the Modi government in New De;hi. “When they discussed Modi government, Geelani sahib expressed his reservations saying Modi has a communal past,” they said.

Jethmalani is in Srinagar to attend a one-day conference organised by the Jammu and Kashmir Peace Foundation. The Conference is being held at Sheri Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC) on Sunday.

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