Congress wants Kashmir solution to suit all three regions

The Congress Saturday said Jammu and Kashmir separatists should join other parties in talks with New Delhi to find a solution that respects the aspirations of all three regions of the state - Jammu, Ladakh and Kashmir.

Last Updated: May 21, 2011, 18:37 PM IST

Jammu: The Congress Saturday said Jammu and Kashmir separatists should join other parties in talks with New Delhi to find a solution that respects the aspirations of all three regions of the state - Jammu, Ladakh and Kashmir.
"I have been arguing that the separatists should join their voice with that of the mainstream parties and then project a common voice in talks with Delhi," Pradesh Congress Committee president Saif-ud-Din Soz told party workers here.

He said the Congress would not accept any region specific solution.

Speaking at a function to commemorate the 20th death anniversary of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, he said the Congress alone could guarantee the unity and integrity of the Himalayan state.
He said there should be simultaneous dialogue between India and Pakistan and the leaders of Jammu and Kashmir and the central government. "That alone would deliver results."

Soz, whose efforts yielded results in breaking the ice when the central government and separatists` dialogue got stalled in 2005, said the solution in the state should be such that it respects the aspirations of people in the state`s Jammu, Ladakh and Kashmir regions.

IANS