Will continue to back J&K rebels, Pakistan tells Hurriyat - Times Of India SRINAGAR: Pakistan's national security advisor Sartaj Aziz told Hurriyat that Pakistan would continue to support the separatist cause in Jammu & Kashmir during his meeting with the hardliners led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Sunday, a Hurriyat spokesman told TOI on Friday. Aziz's response was in reaction to Geelani conveying to the Pakistan NSA that the Musharraf formula on Kashmir was unacceptable to Kashmiris and that Pakistan should instead stress on the UN resolution "pending since 1947" over the issue. "Geelani told Aziz that Pakistan should continue to support the Kashmir cause politically as well as diplomatically, besides through other means, and highlight human rights violations in J&K at the hands of the security forces," said Ayaz Akbar, Geelani's spokesman. Musharraf's four points included demilitarization, maximum autonomy, making border irrelevant and joint management of the area. Subsequent Pakistani governments have rejected the formula saying it was Musharraf's personal line of thinking and lacked endorsement by Pakistani parliament. Geelani, considered the most influential Kashmiri separatist leader in the Valley, met Aziz in New Delhi on Sunday last along with other separatists. "Geelani also told Aziz that out-of-the-box solution to the Kashmir problem won't be acceptable to Kashmiris and Pakistan needs to pursue UN resolutions that emphasize on permanent solution of the problem," Akbar told TOI. Chairman of Hurriyat's moderate faction, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, told Aziz he wasn't averse to talks between India and Pakistan on Kashmir. Both Geelani and Dukhtaran-e-Millat chief Asiya Andrabi criticized Pakistan for its "u-turn" on its earlier stand on Kashmir, other Hurriyat sources told TOI. Aziz reiterated that the new Sharif government in Pakistan was "keen on resolving all outstanding issues with India including the core problem of Kashmir at the earliest". Aziz is believed to have told Mirwaiz, "The government is not averse to undertaking proposal for intra-regional cooperation between two parts of Kashmir." Interestingly, Geelani met Aziz after the moderate separatists including Mirwaiz and Yasin Malik had left the venue, a source said. We should get rid of the Indian rule in J&K and be allowed to decide our future under UN resolutions of 1947," Akbar, who accompanied Geelani to the meeting, told TOI.