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Solution to Kashmir issue must for growth of region: Mufti

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Saturday said the solution of the Kashmir issue was important for overall growth and development of the sub-continent.
By HT Correspondent | PTI, Jammu
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2010 08:42 PM IST

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Saturday said the solution of the Kashmir issue was important for overall growth and development of the sub-continent.

"Solution of Kashmir problem is not only in the interest of people of the state but resolution of this issue would also facilitate growth and development in the entire south Asia," Sayeed said addressing a party meeting in Jammu.

He said India's efforts to become an economic power would suffer if Kashmir problem remained unsolved.

Instead of sticking to the stated position, the government should come forward with fresh approach for restoring peace process, the PDP leader said.

He said violence and war were not solution of any problem and the composite dialogue between India and Pakistan was must for solving the issue. "India has an appropriate opportunity to solve Kashmir problem by restarting peace process with Pakistan."

PDP's formula was the practical solution to address both external and internal dimensions of Kashmir problem, he claimed.

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