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Nov 13, 2006 at 05:29pm IST

Geelani vents his anger on Pak govt

Srinagar: Days before his meeting with Pakistan Foreign Secretary, Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has accused Pakistani President of changing policies.

"Whether it's status quo, self-rule, soft borders or internal autonomy - they have all been rejected by the All Party Hurriyat Conference headed by Syed Ali Shah Geelani," said Geelani.

Geelani empathetically slammed the Pakistan government's change in policy and rejected General Musharaff's self-rule option for Kashmir. Now he insists on meeting the Pak Foreign Secretary Riaz Mohammad Khan all alone, without other moderate Hurriyat leaders.

"I will not sit with other Hurriyat leaders," said Geelani.

Geelani also rejected Pakistan's move to unite the two factions of Hurriyat led by himself and the moderate leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. And it seems Pakistan is going to have trouble wooing this resentful separatist leader.

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