Why not dialogue with JK stakeholders, asks Omar over India’s participation in talks with Taliban
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Why not dialogue with JK stakeholders, asks Omar over India’s participation in talks with Taliban
 | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, November 09 (KNO) : Hinting apparently on separatist leaders, National Conference Vice president and former chief minister, Omar Abdullah asked the Narendra Modi led government in the centre why it didn’t hold talks with the stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir if non-official participation in a dialogue on Afghanistan is acceptable to them. In a tweet on Thursday evening, Omar questioned the Centre's participation in a dialogue on Afghanistan in the presence of Taliban representatives. According to KNO correspondent, Omar said that if non-official participation in a dialogue that includes Taliban representatives is acceptable to the Modi led Government then why not a “non-official” dialogue with non-mainstream stake holders in J&K. “Why not a “non-official” dialogue centered on J&K's eroded autonomy & its restoration,” he questioned. "If 'non-official' participation in a dialogue that includes the taliban is acceptable to the Modi government why not a “non-official” dialogue with non-mainstream stake holders in J&K? Why not a “non-official” dialogue centered around J&K's eroded autonomy & its restoration?" Omar tweeted. Pertinently, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar had Thursday said that it would participate in the dialogue hosted by Russia at a "non-official level" in Moscow. Meanwhile, several other mainstream parties welcomed the decision taken by the central Government and also pitched for a dialogue to resolve the Kashmir issue.(KNO)