New Delhi , October 28 In a major development National Conference president and former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here and stressed on a direct official dialogue with separatists as also with Pakistan to bring to an end to the drift in strife-torn Kashmir where more than 110 days of unrest has taken unhealthy toll on human lives, education and economy.
Prime Minister listened to Farooq Abdullah and told him that he should contribute in a positive fashion in restoring peace . He appreciated his call for dialogue but demanded that the country cannot have such kind of a seditious situation in the Valley, according to sources privy to the conversation between the two.
Farooq, however, maintained that it was the time to understand gravity of the situation . Kashmir was drifting and sense of alienation has spurred more unrest in minds of the people.
National Conference has become a cheer leader for separatists in demanding a result-oriented dialogue with Pakistan.
Prime Minister made it clear to the National Conference chief that “ the nation will show zero tolerance to terrorism,” when Farooq suggested that “ talks with Pakistan can end terrorism.” Prime Minister is reported to have asked Farooq Abdullah, to whom to talk in Pakistan and what has been the result of the previous peace initiatives by India.