Farooq meets PM Modi, says no Kashmiri wants to go to Pakistan

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to address the current unrest in Kashmir Valley politically. He also demanded that the Centre dust out past official reports on Kashmir to seek a way out.

During a meeting that lasted over half an hour, Abdullah briefed the PM on the growing unrest in the Valley. He urged Modi to take urgent steps to address the Kashmir issue politically, saying it was not a mere law and order problem. “Kashmiris are not Pakistanis. They have their own issues that need to addressed and they do not want to go with Pakistan,” Abdullah is learnt to have told the PM.

He also reminded Modi that at the behest of the Vajpayee government, the Jammu and Kashmir assembly had discussed autonomy that was supported by two-thirds of the House. There are also reports of five working groups constituted by the UPA-I regime under then prime minister Manmohan Singh, as well as report of interlocutors.

A group of Opposition leaders also met here to discuss the situation in Kashmir. The parties, including Left, JD(U) and the Congress, are looking to formulate a structured initiative to address the issue. CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury also met JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav on Tuesday along with Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and also met BJP leader Yashwant Sinha to discuss the plan of action.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source:- DNA India

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