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Kashmir Valley will be completely unmanageable if something is not done, warns Khurshid

Updated: Aug 28, 2016 08:25 IST

New Delhi [India], Aug. 28 (ANI): Former external affairs minister and Congress senior leader Salman Khurshid on Sunday warned both the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir government that if something concrete is not done to end more than 50 days of unrest in the Kashmir Valley, the situation will become "completely-completely" unmanageable.

"It is already been 50 days, and if something concrete is not done, the situation will become completely-completely unmanageable," he warned.

Stating that everybody knows that there is a very "unholy conspiracy" by Pakistan against India on the issue of Jammu and Kashmir, the senior Congress leader said, "I don't think that today's situation requires us to continue speaking about what are the causes, we have to find a solution, and that's for the Government of India and the Government of Jammu and Kashmir to find it."

He added, "Those of us who are not in the government can extend whatever help the two governments require, but obviously they must take the initiative and they must move forward and seek our help, we will always be willing to help, because this is a matter of national importance."

Khurshid's warning came after Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti held talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and presented a three-pronged action plan, including a dialogue with all stakeholders, to bring lasting peace in the Kashmir Valley.

Talking to reporters after Saturday's meeting, Mufti said that the Prime Minister was "very concerned" about the situation and has asked for steps to bring normalcy in the valley.

She appealed to the protesters to help her to resolve the crisis, and urged them to give her a chance to address their concerns and aspirations.

The chief minister also targeted Pakistan, saying it should stop supporting those who are instigating the youth in the valley to carry out attacks on police stations and army camps.

She said India has taken many initiatives to talk to Pakistan and it is now time for Pakistan to respond, if it wants peace in Kashmir.

According to a Jammu and Kashmir government release, Mehbooba's action plan includes involvement of all stakeholders in a substantive dialogue to work out a solution to the problem in the light of contemporary geo-political realities.

She stressed on the need for initiating a credible and meaningful political action on the ground to make peace and stability a reality in the state.

She also called for reviving the reconciliation and resolution process, which was initiated by former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee between 2002 and 2005.

The chief minister said the imposition of curfew in the valley is needed to save the lives of innocent people. She also appealed to the media to exercise restraint. (ANI)

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