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Govt for talks with all shades of political opinion in J&K: PC

Home Minister P Chidambaram announced that the government will hold dialogue with all shades of political opinion to formulate contours of a solution in Jammu and Kashmir, but made it clear that the talks would be held away from the media glare.

india Updated: Oct 14, 2009 12:30 IST

Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday announced that the government will hold dialogue with all shades of political opinion to formulate contours of a solution in Jammu and Kashmir, but made it clear that the talks would be held away from the media glare.

"We will hold dialogue with every shade of political opinion in Jammu and Kashmir to find a solution in a civilized way. The dialogue will not be in full media glare. It will be a quiet dialogue. It will be through quiet diplomacy," he said.

He was answering a volley of questions on steps being taken by the government to resolve the Kashmir issue at a press conference in Srinagar.

Chidambaram said political parties like National Conference, PDP and Congress have a point of view and the effort would be to hold talks with all shades of political opinion, including some political groups advocating separatism, to arrive at the contours of a political solution which may be unique.

Such a solution, he said, should be "honourable and acceptable" to the vast majority of the people in Jammu and
Kashmir.