Kashmir unrest: Omar meets President, calls for 'political' solution; lashes at Mehbooba's failure

Omar said for the first time initiatives that should have been taken by the govt, are being taken by the opposition.

Published: 20th August 2016 05:05 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th August 2016 07:56 PM   |  A+A-

Omar President PTI

Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah talking to reporters after a delegation of all opposition parties from the state led by him called on President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Saturday. | PTI


NEW DELHI: As the unrest in Kashmir entered the 43rd day, leaders of opposition parties from Jammu and Kashmir led by Omar Abdullah today knocked at the doors of President Pranab Mukherjee, requesting him to urge the Centre in finding a solution "politically".

With no signs of peace returning to the Valley, Omar, working President of National Conference and former Chief Minister, hit out at the Modi government for its "failure" to acknowledge that the issue in Kashmir is largely of a political nature.


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