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Business body in Valley slams Drabu for saying 'J&K not a political issue'

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

The business community in the Valley today hit out at state Minister for his statement that was not a political issue, saying the remarks were far from the truth as the whole world recognised it as a political issue pending a solution for the last 70 years.

"The (Chamber of Commerce and Industry) is disgusted while going through the statement by the minister of The comment made by him terming as a social issue is far from the truth when the whole world recognises it as a political issue pending for a solution for the last 70 years," said in a statement here.

The said by using the platform of an organisation which is based in Delhi, "attempts are being made to dilute the narrative of Kashmir and an impression is being created particularly in front of present on the occasion".

He said the PDP, in its Agenda of Alliance the common minimum programme between the PDP and the BJP - had recognised the fact of the settlement of Kashmir by talking to all stakeholders internally and externally, and as such the minister had done "a great disservice" to not only his own party but to the people of Kashmir.

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 00:20 IST