Kashmir issue must be addressed politically: Farooq Abdullah

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India] May 9 (ANI): Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday and urged him to address the Kashmir issue politically. The meeting lasted for over half-an-hour. Abdullah briefed the Prime Minister on the growing unrest in the Kashmir Valley. It was the first meeting between the two after Abdullah was elected to Parliament recently. Abdullah urged the Prime Minister not to treat the Kashmir issue as a mere law and order problem. He later briefed Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on the issue as well. "Our main issue is Kashmir. We discussed that how we can make Jammu and Kashmir a heaven again. For that, we are trying hard so that we can bring back harmony," Abdullah told ANI. Yechury said there is a need to put an end to Kashmir's problems. "We will discuss on how to take steps that would benefit in future. We all have to work together to solve this issue," he added. (ANI)