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Vohra holds talks with Patil
Tribune New Service

New Delhi, August 2
Centreís interlocutor on Jammu and Kashmir N N Vohra today met Home Minister Shivraj Patil to discuss political situation in the state in the wake of recent developments involving the Hurriyat Conference.

The Hurriyat Conference, which has embarked on a unity move following Molvi Abbas Ansariís stepping down as the amalgam chief, has not yet responded to moves by the UPA government for talks, saying that the conglomerate would first like to set its house in order. There have been demands from a section of the Hurriyat that their leaders should be allowed to visit Pakistan. Sources said Hurriyat leaders were also waiting for the outcome of the Indo-Pak dialogue process.

Separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, who broke away from the Hurriyat, has stepped up efforts to strengthen his position in Jamat-e-Islami. The separatist leader has been opposed to Hurriyat-Centre talks.

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