Cong appeals for peace in J&K; tells dialogue was only wayout

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Srinagar, Aug 20 (UNI) Appealing to people in Jammu and Kashmir to maintain communal harmony, the Congress today said all disputes can be resolved peacefully through dialogue.

A meeting of the senior Congress leaders and workers held here at the party headquarter's said, violence and agitation would not help to reach anywhere on the issue.

''It is the discussions and dialogue process which will help find an amicable solution to the present crisis in the state,'' the leaders in the meeting said.

A Congress spokesman after the meeting said J &K PCC chief Saifuddin Soz has already made an appeal to the leaders of various parties for promoting reconciliation and understanding among various communities and regions of the state.

About the statement of some Congress leaders in Jammu demanding arrest and filing of an FIR against chairman of the breakaway Hurriyat Conference (HC) and other separatist leaders for their alleged anti-national activities, senior vice president of the Congress Mohammad Muzaffar Parray said that only PCC chief has authority to issue policy statements.

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