Accession Final, JK Integral Part of India: Omar

Says Difficult to Motivate Separatists

JAMMU: Upon his arrival in Jammu to open the ‘Durbar’ for six months of winter, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday said that Kashmir’s accession with India was final and he never used words like “conditional” and “incomplete” in this regard.

Talking to media in civil secretariat lawns, the Chief Minister said the Kashmir was an integral part of India and he never uttered that accession was conditional. “Go and check Assembly records you will never find anything in this regard. Jammu and Kashmir acceded to India. If we acceded to India, are we not an integral part of India. Of course we are,” he said.

Responding to a question about his “failure” to motivate the Centre to hold talks with separatists, he said, “I had been successful in motivating the Centre rather than separatists. If separatists’ intention were true then they should be ready to talk to the Centre. But unfortunately separatists have been taking one step forward and two steps backward.”

He said that it is easy to motivate Centre but very difficult to persuade separatist leaders. “We cannot forcefully drag them to dialogue table, we can forcefully bat for it,” he said.

Omar said that that the coalition government is going to complete its five year period within next few months and we are here to carry forward the development agenda as promised to the people and also complete various ongoing projects with added thrust.

Omar said we are also moving ahead with the road map of creating new administrative units and the Cabinet Sub Committee constituted in this regard has almost completed the exercise. He said the endeavor of his Government to take development process to the door steps of the people will receive a new impetus with the creation of these units.

Omar said Government endeavors to present a people friendly budget during the coming Assembly Session at Jammu. He said two important legislations viz Right to Information Act and Public Service Guarantee Act will be further strengthened adding that the more we strengthen and widen the gamut of the Public Service Guarantee Act, the better the administrative performance.

Chief Minister reiterated the commitment and resolve of the Coalition government to fulfill developmental promises made with the people and carry forward the agenda of peace, progress and prosperity of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. 

While replying to a question Omar Abdullah reiterated that National Conference is a committed constituent of UPA. “I have nothing to do with Third Front as we are part and parcel of UPA.

When asked about his suggestion regarding Irish model Chief Minister said, “Anyone’s solution cannot be implemented here suddenly. But we can learn from these processes, whether it is Israel-Palestine process or Ireland process or Scotland process or China model. I said this for the reason that we want that instead of violence the solution should be found out through talks or dialogue.”

“For the solution of J-K problem, separate model and proposals have been given out by several organizations. I can be wrong as Chief Minister to say that only one proposal should be implemented. Although my party has a stand on it. I repeatedly requested the Centre that the proposals should be analysed and which it feels is right should be implemented,” he said. 

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