Leaders of the two factions of Hurriyat, Syed Alishah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, held a meeting with former Norwegian prime minister Kjell Magne Bondevik on Friday, and urged him to help end killings in Kashmir and bring an urgent resolution of the Kashmir problem.
Taking to Twitter after the meeting, Mirwaiz said Norway was known to play a constructive role in conflict resolution across the globe.
“Fruitful meeting of JRL with Mr Kjell Magne Bondevik, Ex Prime Minister of Norway. As Norway is known to play a constructive role in conflict resolution across the globe urged Mr Bondevik to help in ending the daily killings and urgent resolution of the festering Kashmir dispute,” Mirwaiz posted on Twitter.
He said the meeting was “fruitful”.
This is being seen as a track-2 effort to cool down the ongoing unrest in Kashmir and it is after a long time that some foreign dignitary has come all the way to Srinagar to meet the Hurriyat leaders and listen to their point of view.