Hurriyat's demands won't be met: Amit Shah
By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 25, Jun 2019, 20:27 pm IST | UPDATED: 25, Jun 2019, 20:27 pm IST
Delhi: Ahead of his Jammu & Kashmir visit, Union Home Minister Amit has made it categorically clear that the government would not accept any demands of Hurriyat Conference and separatist groups, intelligence sources have told ABP News. The Hurriyat leadership intends to hold a dialogue with the Centre as several of its leaders are currently lodged in Tihar jail in terror funding cases.In a high-level meeting with Intelligence agencies, Shah sent out a strong message saying “there’s nothing bigger than the Constitution and those violating laws will be punished. Whatever happened earlier would not happen from now on”.
The newly-appointed Home Minister will visit Jammu and Kashmir for two days beginning June 26. The Hurriyat Conference has not yet commented over Shah not paying heed to their demands. Reports say separatists may in this regard hold a strike during his visit to the Valley.
The last time the Hurriyat had held talks with the Centre was in 2004, when too an NDA government was in power. In 2005, it had met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh but there were no formal discussions. The talks have been deadlocked since, reported the Telegraph.
Earlier, Shah was scheduled to visit the Valley for a day on June 30."The visit has been advanced due to the home minister's busy schedule connected with the Union Budget. The Home Minister will chair a high level security meeting in Srinagar during his visit. He will also address BJP workers and Panchayat members separately during this visit."He will also meet the state governor, Satya Pal Malik and discuss the prevailing security scenario in the state with the governor."Amit Shah will pay obeisance at the Shri Amarnathji Shrine during h is visit. This will be his first visit to J&K after he took over as the home minister of the country", IANS sources said.Shah is not visiting the Jammu or the Ladakh divisions of the state during tomorrow's visit.