Hurriyat trying to create ''communal'' divide: Samiti

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Jammu, Aug 24 (UNI) Holding fractions of Hurriyat Conference responsible for incidents in Poonch and Kishtwar, Shri Amarnath Yatra Sangharsh Samiti (SAYSS) today alleged that separatists are trying to create ''communal'' tension among people.

''People in all the districts of Jammu region always set an example of brotherhood, harmony and peace, which was not being ''digested'' by some vested interests. All efforts are being made to create ''communal'' divide in the name of religion only to generate vote bank,'' Leela Karan Sharma, convenor, SAYSS said at a press conference here this evening.

''Anti-national forces like Hurriyat, separatists and fundamentalists in the valley are playing games to divide people of Jammu and Kashmir but sooner or later, things will be transparent and people will come to know about the realities,'' Mr Sharma added.

The Samiti convenor said Kashmiri secessionists have openly accepted that they are 'Pakistanis and they love Pakistan' besides they disrespected and burnt the national flag, which was shameful.

''I feel pity for government of India that despite knowing the facts, there was not even single reaction on this issue, which hints that the Centre is under some pressure of anti-national elements,'' he added.

However, the Samiti also disclosed that three rounds of talks with the government representatives over restoration of land back to the Shrine Board remained 'fruitful' and 'productive' and on coming Tuesday fourth round of dialogue would take place.

Meanwhile, Samiti has also extended call for Jammu bandh till August 31 while provincial-level rally would be held on the same day at Parade Ground.

''Followed by complete 'Chakka Jam' tomorrow, a mass rally would be taken out on August 27 from Parade Ground at 1400 hrs,'' the SAYSS leader told reporters and added that there is nothing short of restoration of land and re-constitution of Shrine Board to bring the movement to an end.

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