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“From secret talks, come forward and talk Kashmir on table”

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By: Tariq Shah VOV


National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah Saturday said that India and Pakistan should move out from the secret talks spell to the table and talk about all the outstanding issues which are responsible for keeping the relationship sour and sort them out by dialogue.

Omar Said that time is right for them to take the bull by horns and talk Kashmir boldly to find a solution. He said that both India and Pakistan have been on the path of acrimony for a long time and they can be the friendly neighbors for the mutual benefit of the people who are living in these two countries.

Strongly advocating an end to the present uncertainty in Kashmir, Omar said that while they welcome the ceasefire agreement there should be meaningful talks for the permanent solutions to the problems.

Meanwhile KNO in its report said talking to reporters on the sidelines of a party function at the party office in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district, Omar said that the NC has always welcomed peace overtures between India and Pakistan. “We have always been stating that war is no solution and all issues can be resolved through dialogue. I don’t want to go into how these two countries are coming closer to each other.

What I want to say is that India and Pakistani leadership must move beyond secret talks and join the table for an open dialogue,” Omar said as per news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), adding that “dialogue is the only way to resolve issues including Kashmir. There are a lot of issues between India and Pakistan.”

About the ED questioning of PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti, Omar said that from Tamil Nadu to J-K, Mehbooba is not the only leader who was summoned. “Wherever leaders are being summoned, the leaders are facing it in the form of questioning etc. We have observed in the past eight years, opposing the Centre’s policies is being summoned by the agencies. We are ready to face this too,” he said.


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