PM should convene RTC on Kashmir & involve separatists: PDP
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Last Updated: Sunday, March 13, 2011, 21:05
  
Jammu: Opposition Peoples Democratic Party on Sunday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to convene a round table conference for the resolution of the Kashmir issue and involve all stakeholders, including separatists into it.

Batting strongly for fulfilling four pre-conditions, including the release of political prisoners and revoking of draconian acts for starting a meaningful dialogue, PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said, "No group could afford to spurn the dialogue offer provided the four conditions be fulfilled before extending any invitation."

Mufti, who was addressing a rally here said, "To make any initiative fruitful and acceptable to all stakeholders, it is necessary to create a congenial atmosphere."

He said, "Addressing genuine concerns of the people of Jammu and Kashmir and restoring their democratic rights are must for developing grounds for dialogue process."

The former chief minister pointed out that even after the visit of the all party delegation to the state and announcement of the eight point agenda, the government had not taken a single step except appointing the interlocutors.

Speaking on the occasion, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti said that people of Jammu would also be involved in the process of solving the Kashmir problem because they are equal stakeholders in the issue.

PTI


First Published: Sunday, March 13, 2011, 21:05


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