External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj also blamed Pakistan for ‘spoiling’ foreign secretary talks.
How Delhi’s bluntness has sharpened the Hurriyat hardline.
Police, however, said they have no information about the whole issue.
Hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has called for unity among separatists.
Some believe this decision has lent credence to the view of separatists, who see Indo-Pak talks as a futile exercise.
Foreign Secretary told Basit not to meet separatists, says MEA; setback to ties, says Pakistan.
Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani said the Centre’s decision was a “vindication” of the separatist position.
Sources in Hurriyat says though the meeting was informal, the two leaders discussed about the Kashmir situation and politics.
Geelani asked people to contribute towards Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, the separatist organisation founded by him.
Geelani’s flight from Srinagar was delayed by 90 minutes because of poor weather in Kashmir.
This spurred rumour about Geelani’s death. Sometime later, the cellular telephone services were also disrupted causing panic.
In south Kashmir,a PDP stronghold,Geelani reiterated his election boycott call.
Separatists are displeased at Paks handling of Kashmir issue.
Army had launched an operation a fortnight ago against holed up militants in Keran Sector.
Curfew remains in force in the Shopian town for the third consecutive day.