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‘Comprehensive talks’: Will bring Hurriyat to negotiation table, says Abdul Basit

South Asia
As India and Pakistan prepare to resume the composite dialogue process, Islamabad on Saturday insisted that there was no change in its stand on engaging separatist leaders on the Kashmir issue. Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit, while speaking at Agenda Aaj Tak in New Delhi said, the Hurriyat represents a large section of Kashmiri people. The Narendra Modi government in August had called off foreign secretary and national security advisor-level talks while expressing strong objections to the Pakistan high commissioner hosting Kashmiri separatists on the eve of talks. India and Pakistan came out with a joint statement earlier this week during External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's visit to Islamabad and decided to resume the stalled dialogue process while agreeing