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Farooq Abdullah urges PM Modi for unilateral ceasefire

ANI  |  Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] 

Former chief minister Farooq Abdullah on Sunday appealed to Prime Minister Modi for a unilateral ceasefire from like former prime minister did during his tenure to solve the tensions on the border.

"We discussed about the present situation in I also told him that now it has become very important to take some major steps against the ongoing unrest in the state. It is not a problem of and order. I urged that we have to take major steps soon to solve the problem in the state because tensions in the border are increasing day by day. I appeal for unilateral ceasefire like former prime minister did during his tenure as doesn't want war because it's destructive for all. wants peace," Abdullah said.

Abdullah earlier on Tuesday Prime Minister Modi and urged him to address the Kashmir issue politically.

The meeting lasted for over half-an-hour. Abdullah briefed the Prime Minister on the growing unrest in the Kashmir Valley.

It was the first meeting between the two after Abdullah was elected to Parliament recently.

Abdullah urged the Prime Minister not to treat the Kashmir issue as a mere and order problem.

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First Published: Sun, May 14 2017. 15:55 IST