NC president Farooq Abdullah convenes all party meeting over Kashmir situation

| Friday, October 14, 2016 - 14:16
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Srinagar: The National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah on Friday chaired an all party meeting at his Gupkar residence in Srinagar over Kashmir issue.
The meeting included Pradesh Congress President Ghulam Ahmad Mir, Secretary CPI (M) MY Tarigami, Peoples Democratic Front chairman Hakim Mohammad Yasin, Democratic Party Nationalist Ghulam Hassan Mir and Awami Itthhad Party Chief Er Rasheed.
In the all party meeting presided by Dr Farooq Abdullah, the current situation of unrest in Kashmir Valley and the Indo-Pak tensions were discussed. 
While talking to the media, the NC chief insisted on the point that India and Pakistan should resolve issues and bring peace in Kashmir.
When he was asked about the Uri attack that claimed lives of 19 soldiers, he said, "We are concerned about peace, we don’t care about surgical strikes and Uri attack. Indian and Pakistan must sit down at a table for talks."
He even added,"Remember what Vajpayee ji said ' we can't choose our neigbours',so we have to talk to Pakistan, there is no other option".
Other issues particularly the State Government’s decision to hold examinations on schedule and resumption of regular class work in schools, colleges and universities were also discussed during the meeting.
This is for the second time that the opposition parties are holding a meeting for the prevailing situation in Kashmir as the government had failed to restore normalcy in the state.
Last meeting took place on August 17 which was chaired by the former Chief Minister and National Conference working president Omar Abdullah. 
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