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'Pakistan still exporting terror to J&K'

Union Home Secretary VK Duggal said dialogue was the only way to resolve problems.

india Updated: Jun 23, 2006 22:51 IST

Accusing Pakistan of backing militancy in Jammu and Kashmir, India on Friday said the export of terrorism from that country was continuing and terror infrastructure there had not been dismantled despite assurances by President Pervez Musharraf.

Taking a dig at the Hurriyat and other separatist groups that boycotted the recent roundtable on Kashmir, Union Home Secretary VK Duggal on Friday said dialogue was the only way to resolve problems and those refraining from it were not contributing to the peace process.

"Violence can't win. Issues can be resolved through dialogue and consultations," Duggal said at the "Editors Conference on Social Infrastructure: Focus on Jammu and Kashmir" in Srinagar.

He, however, noted that despite the boycott by the Hurriyat, the Government was open to talks with the conglomerate and any other separatist group, including terrorists.

Asking all those supporting violence to consider the possible way to a solution, he said everybody should join the consultative process.

"Those who refrain may be losing time and opportunity to contribute to the process of peace and change.

"History will prove that their action of staying away from the dialogue process would not have benefitted them or the society and the people of the state," he said.

Duggal was apparently referring to the boycott by the Hurriyat Conference and other separatist groups of last month's roundtable conference on Kashmir chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Srinagar.

They had also refused to attend the first roundtable held in Delhi in February.