Hurriyat leader Shabir Shah placed under house arrest in Delhi
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In a new twist ahead of Indo-Pak NSA level talks, Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah, was on Saturday detained on arrival at the Delhi airport and will not be allowed to meet Pakistan’s National Security Adviser Sartaj Aziz tomorrow. As soon as he deplaned, Central security agencies, along with the Delhi Police, asked him about his place of stay and later drove him there. He was told that “restrictions have been imposed on their movement in the national capital” ahead of talks between Mr. Aziz and his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval, official sources said.
Pakistan raises Hurriyat issue to wriggle out of NSA level talks in Delhi
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The jinxed India- Pakistan NSA-level talks on terror finally collapsed on Saturday evening, with Islamabad pulling out of the engagement alleging that India had "unilaterally" killed the dialogue by imposing pre-conditions: a charge which was promptly rejected by New Delhi. In a late evening announcement, Pakistani officials said its NSA Sartaz Aziz will not travel to New Delhi to meet his Indian counterpart A K Doval on Monday, blaming India's insistence that talks remained limited to terrorism and that Hurriyat could not be recognized as a "stakeholder" in the engagement.