SRINAGAR: After meeting Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, a civil society from Delhi today met Syed Ali Shah Geelani at his residence in Hyderpora Srinagar to discuss the prevailing situation in the Valley.
The group of delegates is comprising of senior Congress leader, Mani Shankar Aiyar, O P Shah, Air Vice Marshal (retd) Kapil Kak , Vinod Sharma and other civil society activists.
Diplomat Mani Shankar Aiyar is in Kashmir Valley for past couple of days. He is meeting people, and attending academic seminars. Aiyar yesterday attended a conference, organized by NGO Centre for Peace and Progress. The theme of the conference was Discussion on Jammu and Kashmir, The Road Ahead.
The civil society activists have been insisting that the Centre should hold talks with both Hurriyat leaders and Pakistan for a long-term peace in Kashmir Valley.
Worth to mention that the delegation also met Hurriyat leader Shabir Ahmad Shah, however Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Yasin Malik refused to meet them. It is being said Mani Shankar Aiyar had sought an appointment but Yasin Malik rejected the request.