New Delhi, Aug 19: Ahead of the scheduled National Security level talks, Pakistan High Commission has extended its invitation to Hurriyat leaders for talks with its National Security Advisor Sartaj Aziz, media reported.
The move by Pakistan comes a year after India called off the foreign secretary level talks with Pakistan over Pakistan embassy's invite to Hurriyat leaders ahead of talks.
NSA level talks between India and Pakistan is scheduled to take place next week in New Delhi.
According to reports, Pakistan has invited Hurriyat leaders including Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Nayeem Khan and Yasin Malik. They have been invited for "reception party" of Sartaj Aziz.
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"Geelani sahib has been invited by the High Commission," Hurriyat spokesman Ayaz Akbar was quoted as saying.
In July, Pakistan High Commission had invited the separatists for Eid Milan.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq attended the party while Syed Ali Geelani turned down the invitation, protesting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's silence for not mentioning Kashmir issue during the meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ufa, Russia.