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CM Mehbooba Mufti welcomes Centre’s interlocutor for Kashmir talks

Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti welcomed home minister Rajnath Singh’s announcement that former IB director Dineshwar Sharma would be the Centre’s representative.

india Updated: Oct 23, 2017 18:55 IST
Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti says sustained dialogue to find a solution to the Kashmir issue was the only way forward. (Nitin Kanotra / HT file photo)
Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti says sustained dialogue to find a solution to the Kashmir issue was the only way forward. (Nitin Kanotra / HT file photo)

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti welcomed on Monday the Centre’s announcement of initiating a sustained dialogue to find a solution to the Kashmir issue, saying it is the only way forward.

Union home minister Rajnath Singh said former director of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) Dineshwar Sharma would be the central government’s representative to initiate dialogue with all stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir.

“Welcome the initiative of Union Government, appointing an interlocutor for leading a sustained dialogue with stakeholders in Jammu & Kashmir (sic),” Mehbooba said in a series of tweets.

She said dialogue is the need of the hour and the only way forward.

“This dialogue initiative is in line with P.M @narendramodi’s 15th August speech na goli se, na gaali se, Kashmir ki samasya suljhegi gale lagaane se (sic),” she said referring to the Prime Minister’s remarks on Kashmir in his Independence Day speech.