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PM to chair roundtable on J&K on Feb 24

The roundtable is likely to be attended by separatist groups as well as mainstream political parties of the state.

india Updated: Feb 15, 2006 02:31 IST
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Aiming to broadbase the dialogue process in Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has convened a roundtable conference on February 24.

The roundtableis likely to be attended by separatist groups as well as mainstream political parties of the state.

The meeting will be held in the national capital, the Prime Minister's media advisor Sanjaya Baru said on Tuesday night.

The Centre has made it clear that it would hold talks with a cross-section of political leaders from the state and Singh had kicked off the exercise by meeting a delegation of Hurriyat Conference here on September 5 last year.

The Prime Minister is scheduled to hold parleys with Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief Yaseen Malik on February 17 on the Kashmir issue.

Malik is the second leader after People's Conference's Sajjad Lone to have been invited by the Prime Minister for talks on the Kashmir issue. Lone had held the talks with Singh last month.