PM should initiate unconditional talks on Kashmir: Agnivesh

Social activist Swami Agnivesh today appealed to Prime Minister to initiate "unconditional" talks with all stakeholders to resolve the Kashmir issue.

Srinagar: Social activist Swami Agnivesh
today appealed to Prime Minister to initiate "unconditional"
talks with all stakeholders to resolve the Kashmir issue.

"We are concerned over the obtaining situation in the
valley for the past nearly three months. We are lodging our
protest against the oppressive measures against the innocent
people," Agnivesh told reporters after members of the civil
society from various parts of the country led by him staged a
peaceful demonstration in municipal park here.

Agnivesh, who met state Governor N N Vohra and
chairman of moderate Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umer Farooq
yesterday, said there should be no preconditions for talks.

"I urge Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to initiate
unconditional talks with all stakeholders to end this
bloodshed in Kashmir," Agnivesh said.

Among those who took part in the demonstration were
Admiral(Retd) L Ramdas, Mohini Giri, Dominic Emmaneul, Mazhar
Hussain, Nusrat Andrabi, Tasnim Akhtar and former chairman of
public service commission Mohammad Shafi Pandit.

PTI

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