Everything for peace
It was a landmark meeting because it was the first time that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh held a meeting with any separatist group leader outside the Hurriyat Conference. On January 14, Singh held talks with the five-member delegation of PeopleÃÂs Conference led by Sajjad Lone.
Lone went into the talks with a `positive frame of mindÃÂ. However, the meeting saw a sharp reaction from the Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, who said that the Amalgam was being sidelined in the entire peace process of Jammu and Kashmir.
PM meets Sajjad, first talks with a non-Hurriyat group