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Omar asks separatists to join democratic process

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday asked the separatist leadership to join 'the democratic process' for development in the state.

india Updated: Nov 21, 2013 18:51 IST
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Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday asked the separatist leadership to join 'the democratic process' for development in the state.

Addressing a public gathering at Tral in Pulwama District of South Kashmir, Omar maintained that militancy and violence has changed not an iota on political spectrum of Jammu and Kashmir but resorted to miseries, economic disaster and blood-shed.

"It will come when you become the part of system and handle the affairs of the State in a democratic way", he told the separatists adding that duplicity is always dangerous tactics. "I have always talked for the need of talks and will continue to bat for the same to create conducive atmosphere for addressing political issues of Jammu and Kashmir politically", he said.

Omar said, "Deserting their homeland in 1990's by National Conference leadership was not due to any fear or weakness but with the contention that the then emerging separatists leadership may make any dent in resolving vexed Kashmir issue."


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