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Omar slams Centre for suspending talks with Pakistan

Times of India, 31 August 2014

NEW DELHI: Jammu & Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday attacked the Narendra Modi government for suspending talks with Pakistan over a "cup of tea" with separatist Hurriyat Conference and said India has set up a difficult benchmark for resumption of talks.Speaking on a variety of issues including the resolution passed by the Jammu & Kashmir legislative council seeking resumption of dialogue with Pakistan, Omar said cancellation of talks with Pakistan was "demoralizing" people of his state.The chief minister also debunked BJP's 'Mission-44' for the forthcoming assembly elections, saying it was one of those nice Bollywood glitz slogans like 'love jihad'."What BJP is trying to do is to cosy up to separatists so that they can take advantage of boycott call in some seats and basically wrest those seats away into their kitty but the 44 number is a pipe dream, that's not happening," he said.On the cancellation of talks, Omar said, "It basically just demoralizes the people because at the end of the day we only see a solution emerging out of dialogue. We had 25 years of violence, we had wars, we had skirmishes but we haven't seen a solution.Omar slams Centre for suspending talks with Pakistan.




 

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