Press Esc to close
Friday 19 September 2014
News updated at 8:56 AM IST
Weather
Max: 27.8°C
Min : 20.1°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

Mufti advises New Delhi to hold 'serious dialogue' on Kashmir

Srinagar, Nov 22, 2012, DHNS

The Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Thursday advised New Delhi to go for a “serious dialogue” to address internal dimensions of the Kashmir issue.

“A structural dialogue with all stake holders is needed and New Delhi should shun its policy of taking event based initiatives to address the grievances of people in Jammu and Kashmir,” Mufti said while addressing party workers at Chrar-e-Shareif in central Kashmir district of Budgam.

He said there is no substitute to resolving the Kashmir issue that “has dampened the immense economic potential of the subcontinent for decades and bruised the body and soul of Jammu and Kashmir.” Terming media-posturing a futile exercise he said it can prove counter productive. “Talking to media on such an important issue (Kashmir) can prove counterproductive,” he remarked. Referring to the lead taken by the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 2003 during his visit to Kashmir, Mufti said: “It had come against a grim and potentially disastrous scenario as the two nuclear powers were in combat position following the attack on Parliament.”


“The announcement made by Vajpayee on April 18, 2003 at Srinagar was historic because he extended a hand of friendship towards Pakistan. The process of dialogue should not become a zero sum game as a result of partisan political interest,” the PDP patron said.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A man collects drinking water from a partially submerged hand-pump in Srinagar...

A man collects drinking water from a partially submerged hand-pump in Srinagar...

Formula One drivers take off their headsets as they leave a news conference...

Formula One drivers take off their headsets as they leave a news conference...

Contestants of Femina Style Diva 2014 take a selfie with actress Mugdha Godse...

Contestants of Femina Style Diva 2014 take a selfie with actress Mugdha Godse...

Narendra Modi explains about the working of spinning wheel to Chinese President Xi Jinping...

Narendra Modi explains about the working of spinning wheel to Chinese President Xi Jinping...

Police lathicharge RLD supporters who were holding a protest against the Union government...

Police lathicharge RLD supporters who were holding a protest against the Union government...

Fawad Khan and Sonam Kapoor promote their upcoming film Khoobsurat...

Fawad Khan and Sonam Kapoor promote their upcoming film Khoobsurat...

Actors Shivarajkumar and Upendra offering the cake each other on the occasion of Uppi's birthday...

Actors Shivarajkumar and Upendra offering the cake each other on the occasion of Uppi's birthday...

Indian Oil Corporation rescue operators demonstrate a mock drill under...

Indian Oil Corporation rescue operators demonstrate a mock drill under...

Virendra Sehwag and George Bailey at the unveiling of Kings XI jersey...

Virendra Sehwag and George Bailey at the unveiling of Kings XI jersey...

People tearing a poster of actor Vijay...

People tearing a poster of actor Vijay...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523