J&K Leaders & Intellectuals Coordination Committee urge India & Pakistan to allow IIIrd Heart to Heart Talks
21 Jan 2019
New Delhi: December 10, 2018. (PCP) Prof.Bhim Singh, Convenor of Coordination Committee of All J&K Leaders & Intellectuals has urged the Govts of India and Pakistan to allow holding IIIrd 'Heart to Heart' Talks in New Delhi in the first week of February, 2019. In a letter addressed to the Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh, the Convenor of the 'Heart to Heart' Talks has made a strong appeal to issue clearance for holding IIIrd 'Heart to Heart' Talks in New Delhi in the month of February 2019. Ist and IInd 'Heart to Heart' Talks in 2005 & 2007 when Dr. Manmohan Singh was the Prime Minister of India. The Govts of India and Pakistan were gracious enough to permit such kind of 'Heart to Heart' Talks in New Delhi. Prof.Bhim Singh in his letter to the Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh submitted an urgent letter to the Union Home Minister in this regard.
"This is an urgent proposal by Coordination Committee of All J&K Leaders & Intellectuals to hold 'Heart to Heart' Talks, conference, in New Delhi on 1st, 2nd & 3rd February, 2019 among the representatives of the political parties as well as social activists from all sides of J&K.
Coordination Committee of All J&K Leaders & Intellectuals had organized two such 'Heart to Heart' Talks, conferences, in New Delhi in 2005 and 2007 when Dr. Manmohan Singh was the Prime Minister of India.
That the purpose to hold such 'Heart to Heart' conferences to have a free and frank discussion among the political and social leadership of J&K with the representatives of the political and social representatives of POK as well as that of Gilgit & Baltistan. During the first two such conferences representatives of Gilgit, Baltistan as well as POK participated. This information is available on the files of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India as well as in the National Press.
That this 'Heart to Heart' Talks was presided over by Late Sardar Mohd. Abdul Qayyum Khan, past Prime Minister & President of POK. These conferences were also attended by genuine leadership of Jammu, Kashmir & Ladakh. Even representatives of Hurriyat Conference from Kashmir region attended the meetings during both conferences in 2005 & 2007. A Resolution for peaceful resolution etc. was also carried unanimously by the participants.
That the representatives from POK, Gilgit & Baltistan were also invited over tea by the then leader of the opposition in Parliament Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee & Shri L.K. Advani among others. Dr. Karan Singh also invited the participants for lunch at his residence. The then Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh also invited the visiting participants from Pakistan side over breakfast.
That a resolution by the participants was also announced at New Delhi which was duly circulated among the national leadership and the media.
That this kind of 'Heart to Heart' Talks meeting could not be held after 2007 for the reasons beyond control which need no discussion at present. It is felt necessary to hold IIIrd 'Heart to Heart' Talks in the interest of peace and to promote cordial relations between India and Pakistan.