At meeting with all-party team, Mehbooba pitches for unconditional talks


A day after inviting separatist leaders for talks, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today pitched for unconditional dialogue with all stakeholders as she met the all-party parliamentary delegation here and offered to help in this regard.

She said she was committed to help initiate a “sustained and meaningful dialogue” within the state with political groups, irrespective of the ideological views and predilections of the political groups.


“Met the ‘All Party Delegation’ at S.K.I.C.C today and pitched for unconditional talks with all stakeholders,” Mehbooba wrote in a Facebook post. Earlier, she refused to talk to reporters at the venue of the meeting.

The Chief Minister said she reiterated the commitment to catalyze the reconciliation and confidence building within the state and across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.

“Also committed to help initiate a sustained and meaningful dialogue with all internal stakeholders, which will include all political groups irrespective of their ideological views and predilections,” she said.

“This dialogue seeks to build a broad-based consensus on resolution of all outstanding issues of J&K,” she added.

Mehbooba, in her capacity as PDP president, yesterday had written a letter to separatist leaders, appealing them to engage with the all-party delegation for finding a solution to the problems of Jammu and Kashmir.

However, the separatist turned down the invitation saying the delegation had not spelled out a mandate.

Hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani refused to meet a group of four political leaders who visited him