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Srinagar, Sep 9 (UNI) Extending an open invitation for talks to Coordination Committee (CC), spearheading the present agitation in Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra said there was no issue which could not be solved through dialogue.

The Governor urged all the sections of the civil society and the CC to come forward for talks at whatever level they felt comfortable.

The CC, an alliance of both the factions of Hurriyat Conference (HC), traders, fruit growers, lawyers and other religious and social organisations, was demanding among other things, opening up of all the routes to Pakistan occupied Kashmir(PoK) for trade and free movement, release of all detenue, withdrawal of troops and special powers, to the security forces.

Interacting with the members of the Citizens Council and leaders of various political parties and social organisations at Kupwara in north Kashmir yesterday, the Governor stressed on the vital importance of peace, especially in a state which has suffered immensely due to disturbed conditions for about two decades.

Mr Vohra exhorted the people to support the efforts of the administration in heralding peace and normalcy, which he said was imperative for the progress and development of the state.

He said in a democratic set-up the people were free to voice their grievances and it was the responsibility of the administration to look into their problems with an open mind.

Mr Vohra referred to the setback caused to the overall economic development of the state in the wake of recent disturbances and hoped that with the return of normalcy, the developmental tempo would regain its momentum.

He reiterated the commitment of the State Administration to ensure equitable development of all the regions and the sub-regions of the State.

Responding to the issues raised by the Citizens' Council, the Governor said a Working Group has been set up to examine the losses suffered by different segments of the society.

The recommendations of the Group would be applicable to both the regions of Jammu and Kashmir uniformally, he added.

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