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If ready to talk with Taliban, why not Kashmiri separatists? ask Omar and Mehbooba

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Former ministers and on Wednesday wondered why the Centre was not initiating a dialogue with the separatists in if Bipin could bat for holding talks with the in

"We bat for talks with taliban, autonomy for & Tamil areas of yet we are unwilling to look at engagement or political initiatives in J&K. Why is our policy all about "do as we say, don't do as we do"? Engagement for Taliban, Operation All-Out for Kashmir," Abdullah tweeted.

Earlier in the day, said there should be talks with the to bring peace in Afghanistan, but asserted that the engagement must be without any preconditions. He was speaking at the Raisina Dialogue -- India's flagship conference on geopolitics -- in

"If the can advocate for talks with (the) then why different standards when it comes to our own people?" Mehbooba asked in a tweet.

The said the Centre should accept the offer of talks by and also start a dialogue process with the Hurriyat Conference to end the cycle of violence in the state.

"Accept peace offer from Pakistan, initiate dialogue with (the) Hurriyat and other stakeholders put an end to the vicious cycle of violence in J&K," she added.

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 19:00 IST