Involve separatists in talks: Sri Sri

Posted on: Friday, July 22, 2011 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

Srinagar, July 21: The Art of Living Foundation founder and spiritual leader, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Thursday called for involvement of separatists in the talks for the resolution of Kashmir issue in Srinagar, India.

"They (separatist leaders) are respectable and important persons," Shankar told reporters after meeting Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.

Shankar said there has been considerable improvement in the situation in Kashmir as compared to last year. "The things are better now," he said.

Mirwaiz said he stressed upon Shankar that Indian civil society should play constructive role in resolving Kashmir issue.

"I asked him (Shankar) that he is advocating humanitarian values and Kashmir is also a humanitarian issue and so he and like-minded people should help in resolving the dispute," Mirwaiz said.

Mirwaiz said during the interaction he told Shankar that "Yatris are our guests and we have always welcomed them".
"We have always upheld Hindu-Muslim unity even during toughest times," he said.