Tue, Mar 28, 2017 | updated 05:32 PM IST

Kashmir unrest: Omar Abdullah calls for political solution

Updated: Jul 24, 2016 15:05 IST

Srinagar, July 24 (ANI): National Conference leader and former chief minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday said the issue of Kashmir is not an economic one but political and has to be solved politically only.

Speaking to ANI after meeting Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, presently on a two-day visit to take stock of the situation in Kashmir, Abdullah said, "We talked on the present situation in the state. A memorandum was presented to him from our party. We gave suggestions to control the situation in Kashmir."

"We also need to make sure that such kind of situation does not take place again. For that, we told Rajnath ji that Kashmir issue is not an economic one but political. And we have to solve it politically. We hope our views are taken into account," he added.

The Home Minister also interacted with the civil society members in an effort to find a way out of the latest round of violence to convulse Kashmir.

Singh landed in Srinagar at around noon on Saturday, accompanied by a team of senior Home Ministry officials and the DGs of central paramilitary forces. He met Governor NN Vohra and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on that very day.

Singh while interacting with the delegations representing diverse sections of people appreciated the initiative for putting forth free and fair feedback and suggestions which will help in restoring normalcy in the region.

The Home Minister also assured the delegations that necessary tangible action would be taken to address their concerns. (ANI)

New Delhi [India], Mar. 28 (ANI): Biju Janata Dal (BJP) party leader Jay Panda on Tuesday asserted that there is nothing out of line with his recent comments - including a lengthy column in a newspaper which is critical of both the party and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

Full Story >>

Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar. 28 (ANI): Chaos ensued in Noida Sector 63 when a Chinese origin worker, working in the factory of Chinese mobile company Oppo, threw the Indian tricolor out of the shop late night.

Full Story >>

Srinagar [India], Mar. 28 (ANI): The Indian Army troops has confirmed rescuing seventy-one tourists, including twenty-one women and children trapped at the Chang La Pass following an avalanche.

Full Story >>

Budgam (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Mar. 28 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday said nothing can be achieved through violence adding that the state must realize this and accept that only talks are the way forward.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 28 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved the verdict for tomorrow on a plea seeking ban on registration of Bharat Stage III (BS III) vehicles from April 1, 2017.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 28 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Agriculture Minister R. Doraikkannu, on Tuesday apprised the agitating farmers, who have been protesting at Jantar Mantar for the past 15 days demanding a drought relief package from the Centre and farm loan waive, that steps has been taken by the government to address their problems.

Full Story >>

Budgam (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Mar. 28(ANI): Security forces on Tuesday gunned down a terrorist here and also recovered a weapon from him, ending the encounter which began this morning.

Full Story >>

Ranchi (Jharkhand) [India], Mar. 28 (ANI): Supporting Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh Government's decision to close illegal abattoirs across the state, Jharkhand Urban Development Minister C.P. Singh on Tuesday said all illegal slaughter houses have to be 'closed down' and only legal ones should be allowed to function.

Full Story >>

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Mar. 28 (ANI): The City Crime Branch (CCB) personnel of Bengaluru Police on Tuesday recovered 56 deer horns and arrested three persons in this regard.

Full Story >>

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Mar. 28 (ANI): The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) on Tuesday said it doesn't have faith in the machinery conducting elections in R.K. Nagar, adding that in the wake of that they have demanded to constitute addition forces.

Full Story >>

Budgam (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Mar. 28(ANI): At least two persons were killed during a clash with the security forces at the encounter site in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam.

Full Story >>

Trivandrum (Kerala) [India], Mar. 28 (ANI): In a shocking remark, Congress leader M.M Hassan has said menstruation is impure and women should not enter places of worship during that time.

Full Story >>

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Mar. 28 (ANI): Congress leader from Karnataka and former union minister M.V. Rajasekharan praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for winning the assembly elections with the support of young leaders.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 28 (ANI): The Nigerian national who was assaulted in Greater Noida yesterday, said they had no clue as to what had prompted the attack on them and added that no one helped them or called the police while they were being beaten up.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 28 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its order on a PIL filed by NGO Common Cause on the appointment of Lokpal matter.

Full Story >>

Budgam (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Mar. 28: At least one person was killed during a clash with the security forces at the encounter site in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 28 (ANI): Amid a crackdown in Uttar Pradesh by the new Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government to enforce a ban on cow slaughter and illegal abattoirs, the government on Tuesday said the move aims to ensure proper law and order in the state, adding it is only going by the rule book.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 28 (ANI): The Thane Police on Tuesday issued a non-bailable warrant against actress Mamta Kulkarni and drug lord Vicky Goswami in connection with a drugs haul case.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 28 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday promised a 'swift and proper' investigation into a mob attack on several Nigerians students in the Greater Noida area of Uttar Pradesh.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar.28 (ANI): Airports Authority of India won Dainik Bhaskar's India Pride Awards - 2016 -17 for "Excellence in Infrastructure Development" in the category of Public Sector Undertaking - Central.

Full Story >>