Kashmiris weary of talks and no concrete action: Omar on PM Modi's I-Day speech

| Updated: Aug 15, 2017 22:09 IST

New Delhi [India], August 15 (ANI): National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah said today that although Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remark on 'embracing Kashmiris' in his Independence Day address was well received, everyone is getting 'weary of yet more talk and no concrete action' on the matter. Taking to twitter, Omar saying "PM Modi's words for Kashmir have been very well received by people here but everyone here is weary of yet more talk and no concrete action." <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">PM Modi&#39;s words for Kashmir have been very well received by people here but everyone here is weary of yet more talk & no concrete action.</p>&mdash; Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) <a href="https://twitter.com/OmarAbdullah/status/897366618618998784">August 15, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Earlier, in his Independence Day address, Prime Minister Modi stated that the ongoing situation in Kashmir can be solved not by bullets or abuses, but by embracing Kashmiris. To this, Omar responded that while this is a welcome move, concrete action needs to be put in place. "The proof of the pudding is in the eating. We look forward to being embraced in the warm grip of understanding, acceptance and respect," he tweeted. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The proof of the pudding is in the eating. We look forward to being embraced in the warm grip of understanding, acceptance & respect.</p>&mdash; Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) <a href="https://twitter.com/OmarAbdullah/status/897366923482062848">August 15, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Further, Omar also tweeted that the respect for Kashmiris must include that for the unique status Jammu and Kashmir enjoys within the constitution of India, that sets it apart from all other states, in lieu of Article 370 of the Constitution. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">That respect must include respect for the unique status J&K enjoys within the constitution of India that sets it apart from all other states</p>&mdash; Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) <a href="https://twitter.com/OmarAbdullah/status/897367177363206144">August 15, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Addressing the nation on the occasion of the 71st Independence Day today, Prime Minister Modi opined that the situation in the Valley cannot be solved by bullets or abuses, but by embracing Kashmiris. Strongly condemning the rise of terrorism, Prime Minister Modi assured that while national security remains the top priority of the Centre, no leeway will be given to terrorists. "We are not alone in our fight against terrorism; many countries are actively supporting us. There will be no type of softness against terrorism," he said, adding, "We are committed to restoring Kashmir's status of heaven on earth."(ANI)

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