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Oppn to demand debate on China's involvement in Kashmir: Cong

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Observing that differences with over Kashmir was a new focal point, the today said it would seek a debate in on the issue, while asserting that the party stood with the on matters of territorial integrity and national security.

The has closed all doors for dialogue on Kashmir "which has led to political suffocation in the Valley", senior leader said.

"If the thinks that elimination and guns are the only ways to curb tension in Kashmir, we are not with them," he told reporters after an all-party meeting a day before opens for the monsoon session.

The leader of Opposition in the said that earlier "would figure in discussions on Kashmir, but now is mentioned without fail".

Azad said the has conveyed to the that there are some sensitive issues related to the internal and external security that needed to be discussed during the session.

He also said opposition parties will seek a discussion on the India-standoff in the Dokalam area near the Bhutan trijunction.

The leader said the Opposition is likely to raise the issue of farmer suicides in Madhya Pradesh, GST's impact on the textile industry and the floods in Assam.

He said the "is not in favour of stalling the proceedings of Parliament, but we are forced to do so when the does not agree to our genuine demands".

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First Published: Sun, July 16 2017. 15:13 IST