Mon. Apr 22nd, 2019

Unofficial dialogue on Afghanistan that includes Taliban acceptable, talks with JK’s non mainstream stakeholders unacceptable: Omar

Srinagar: National Conference Vice President and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has asked Modi Government to explain that if non official participation in dialogue over Afghanistan that includes Talib an is acceptable to New Delhi then why not non official dialogue with the non-mainstream stake holders in Jammu and Kashmir
Taking to micro blogging social networking site twitter Omar wrote “If ‘non-official’ participation in a dialogue that includes the taliban is acceptable to the Modi government why not a “non-official” dialogue with non-mainstream stake holders in J&K? Why not a “non-official” dialogue centered around J&K’s eroded autonomy & its restoration?” .
India had on Thursday said it would participate in the dialogue hosted by Russia at a “non-official level” in Moscow.
The Moscow-format meeting on Afghanistan will be held on November 9 and representatives of the Afghan Taliban radical movement will take part in it, the Russian Foreign Ministry had said last week.
“We are aware that the Russian Federation is hosting a meeting in Moscow on 9 November on Afghanistan. Our participation at the meeting will be at the non-official level,” Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.
He said India supports all efforts at peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan that will preserve unity and plurality, and bring security, stability and prosperity to the country.


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