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If talks can be held with Taliban, why not with Hurriyat in Kashmir: Farooq

IANS  |  Kolkata 

Referring to Indian Bipin Rawat's comments on holding talks with the for peace in Afghanistan, former Minister on Thursday asked why the Centre was not initiating a dialogue with the Hurriyat leaders in the Valley.

Speaking at a seminar entitled 'J&K-- The Road Ahead' here, Abdullah said leaders like former Indian Bihari Vajpayee held talks with the separatist leaders to end the cycle of violence in the state.

Gen Rawat had on Wednesday said there should be talks with the to bring peace in Afghanistan, but asserted that the engagement must be without any preconditions.

Abdullah also emphasised that and force can never solve the internal crisis in and hoped that dialogues to solve the issues would be reinitiated after the polls.

He also claimed that each election has divided the country instead of uniting it.



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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 23:12 IST