Talks within Indian Constitution not acceptable: Geelani

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SRINAGAR, AUGUST 11 (UNI) Police arresting Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani after he defied house arrest restrictions and stepped out of his residence in Srinagar on Thursday to lead a march towards Martyrs Graveyard at Eidgah to pay homage to Sheikh Abdul Aziz, who was killed in alleged security force firing on this day in 2008. UNI PHOTO-86U

Srinagar: Hardline Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani today said talks within Indian Constitution for resolution of Kashmir were not acceptable.

“We don t accept the Indian Constitution at all. So talks within its framework is out of question,” the separatist leader, who is under house arrest, said while addressing a rally in south Kashmir over telephone.

Referring to the statement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi about talks on Kashmir, Geelani said, “Talks under the Indian Constitution is nothing but a wastage of time and it has been going on for the last seven decades.