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Centre has shown flexibility in dialogue process in JK

PTI  Jammu, January 29, 2011
First Published: 21:55 IST(29/1/2011) | Last Updated: 21:58 IST(29/1/2011)

Asking the separatists to come forward for dialogue, union health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday said that the Centre has shown the "highest degree of flexibility" in initiating the process.

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"Government of India has shown too much flexibility in initiating the dialogue process. The Centre has taken ten steps, the Hurriyat should take at least one step in this direction. How much more flexible do we need to be," Azad told reporters in Jammu on Saturday.

He said, "The Hurriyat should seize this opportunity and come forward for talks."

Ruling out that the government is not complacent towards Kashmir, he said that the Centre has taken lots of initiative. "It has taken multipronged steps on economic and political fronts," he said.

He said, the Centre has taken major steps in redressal of the political aspect by appointing interlocutors on Kashmir.

"Round Table Conferences were held by Prime Minister, Five working groups were set up to address economic, development, employment, state-central and political issues," he said.

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