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Farooq Abdullah welcomes Mehbooba's take on Indo-Pak talks

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Conference (NC) chief on Tuesday welcomed Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's recent assertion on talks between and Pakistan, though obliquely, and congratulated her for finally 'realising' only dialogue can end the mayhem.

His reaction came after Mufti asked the governments of and to resume talks and resolve their mutual issues amicably.

"I would like to congratulate Chief Minister ji for realising that until we have talks with Pakistan, militancy will not end. I feel Modi ji has the courage to initiate this and take it to a logical end," he said.

Addressing a rally in Anantnag, Mufti said, "I appealed to and our country's [Narendra Modi] to get the people of out of this muck. I urge them to hold a dialogue and befriend each other."

She further asked both the nations to resolve their issues and safeguard the soldiers.

Kashmir has been bearing the brunt of and Pakistan's rivalry for a long time with cases of unprovoked firing, ceasefire violation and stone pelting increasing in the state being recorded every now and then.

The Centre had, last year, appointed as interlocutor for the Valley to hold a "sustained dialogue with all stakeholders" to find a to the Kashmir issue.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 16:43 IST