US Diplomats Meets Tanvir

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SRINAGAR: The National Conference Tuesday advocated dialogue with Pakistan as well as separatists to resolve political issues facing the state saying that K- Issue has to be addressed politically.

Speaking to Ms. Sarah. A. Duffy, senior Consul officer and head of American Citizen Services,  Tanvir Sadiq, the Political secretary to Omar Abdullah underlined the need for sustained internal and external dialogue between the Centre and the separatists and the two neighboring countries to resolve the Kashmir issue once for all.

“Jammu and Kashmir is a political problem and can be resolved only through a process of dialogue. We have to start the dialogue process both internally as well as bilaterally (with Pakistan) for addressing this issue,” Tanvir Sadiq said adding “If it were only an internal matter, then Shimla, Lahore and Agra talks would not have taken place,” he said. 

Advocating relaxing of negative travel advisory against the state he told the US diplomat, who also looks into the advisories for other states, the need to consider relaxing of the J&K travel advisory.

“The accession of J&K to the Union of India was on four matters currency, communication, foreign affairs and defense. That is why we have special status, our own constitution and the State Flag,” Tanvir said

Special Counselor service specialist Suresh K. Madan accompanied the Diplomat. 

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