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Former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah on Mondayreiterated his demand for immediate dialogue between India and Pakistan  and urged Delhi  to open up channels of engagement with various stake-holders in the State.

The NC chief said that most of the problems in Kashmir stem from the alliance of  PDP with the BJP, as the people have not reconciled with this scenario, especially as the former virtually fought elections against the latter making inroads in the Valley.

“The fact that the unrest is mostly south Kashmir specific is testimony to the anger of the people”, he said and asked how could a party make bonhomie with Sangh Parivar after having raised a tirade and anti BJP pitch across the Valley.  In a clear reference to Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti , the NC leader asked, “Where have the crocodile tears gone which used to be shed during visits to homes of slain militants and where are the green robes”.

 Farooq  Abdullah also made a mention of the Jammu and Kashmir Opposition meeting Prime Minister  Narendra Modi wherein he admitted the problems in the Valley being of political in nature. “Therefore, it is all the more important to have the political dimensions of Kashmir issue resolved”, he added.

          National Conference President recalled the promises made by New Delhi from time to time, saying had but for any forward movement the situation would have been totally different at this point of time. He said the promise made by the former Prime Minister  Narsimha Rao about sky being the limit for autonomy proved a crude joke as New Delhi did not walk the talk.