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Why 'non-official' dialogue with Taliban is acceptable to govt, asks Omar

Omar Abdullah slams Centre for 'non-official' dialogue with Taliban

IANS  |  Srinagar 

Omar Abdullah
Omar Abdullah

Former Chief Minister on Friday slammed the Centre for talks with the at a non-official level while not doing the same by engaging with the leadership.

"If 'non-official' participation in a dialogue that includes the is acceptable to the Modi government why not a 'non-official' dialogue with non-mainstream stakeholders in J&K? Why not a 'non-official' dialogue centred around J&K's eroded autonomy and its restoration?" he asked on Twitter.

India on Thursday confirmed that it will attend, albeit at a non-official level, a multilateral meeting in Moscow on Afghanistan on Friday where the will also be present.

This is the first time that India will be sharing talks table with the on issues of peace and stability in Afghanistan.

First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 15:30 IST