National Conference leader Omar Abdullah said, 'If 'non-official' participation in a dialogue that includes the Taliban is acceptable to the Modi government, why not a non-official dialogue with non-mainstream stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir?'
Srinagar: India attended an unofficial multilateral meeting with the Afghan Taliban on Friday in Moscow. This was the first time that India shared talks with the Taliban on issues of peace and stability in Afghanistan.
Former Jammu and Kashmir CM and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah has questioned the Narendra Modi-led government, asking why they could not hold similar talks in Jammu and Kashmir.
"If 'non-official' participation in a dialogue that includes the Taliban is acceptable to the Modi government why not a non-official dialogue with non-mainstream stakeholders in J&K? Why not a non-official dialogue centered around J&K's eroded autonomy & its restoration?" he tweeted on Thursday night.
"We are aware that the Russian Federation is hosting a meeting in Moscow on 9 November on Afghanistan. Our participation at the meeting will be at the non-official level, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.
He said India supports all efforts at peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan that will preserve unity and plurality, and bring security, stability, and prosperity to the country.
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Last Updated Nov 9, 2018, 4:27 PM IST