Resolve Kashmir situation without delay: Farooq to Mehbooba

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] Apr 24 (ANI): National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah on Monday said the Kashmir situation must be resolved by the PDP-BJP state government without delay.

"It is wonderful that the Prime Minister and the Chief Minister have met. They must have discussed more than we know. If she has to really talk and produce results whereby peace can come in the state, then nobody should wait for the last stone from being thrown or the last bullet from being fired, otherwise these things are not going to end," Abdullah told ANI.

He further said that for the last two years, the PDP and BJP have been saying they will hold a dialogue with all stakeholders, but nothing has happened.

"They also said that there will be talks between India and Pakistan which Mehbooba's father also said before when he was the chief minister. A parliamentary delegation came here and they also put the same suggestions, but not a single one was implemented," he added.

Abdullah said even former foreign minister Yashwant Sinha gave his recommendations to the government, but not a single item has been taken up.

Monday's meeting assumes importance in the wake of recent incidents of violence, including clashes between security forces and civilians during the Srinagar by-elections.

Prime Minister Modi had on Sunday urged all the chief ministers to take care of the students of Jammu and Kashmir in their respective states. (ANI)