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Omar says India misses golden opportunity to resolve Kashmir Issue

By News Agency of Kashmir

Jammu : National Conference president and MP Omar Abdullah has said that India has lost yet another good opportunity to resolve the decades old Kashmir issue.

Addressing a public meeting at Hiranagar area, today, he claimed that in 2006 – while briefing the Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh about his visit to Pakistan – he had categorically told him (PM) that India and Pakistan have one year to resolve the Kashmir issue and find an honorable and dignified solution to the Kashmir imbroglio which is acceptable to India Pakistan and the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

“I had predicted that if we do not resolve Kashmir issue by the middle of 2007 we will loose a golden opportunity because the situation in both countries would change till than”.

“Now with the situation that is emerging in Pakistan and the coming elections to various states in India and then the general elections in India it is most likely that the solution to the Kashmir issue will get deferred by couple of years”, he said.

Omar said it is unfortunate that both India and Pakistan lost this opportunity by not changing their stated positions and getting influenced by the mindsets prevailing in the two countries about Kashmir.