Centre hopeful of restarting dialogue process in J-K in near future, says Chidambaram

New Delhi, Sep.1 (ANI): Union Home Minister P.Chidambaram on Wednesday said that Central Government is hopeful of re-starting the process of dialogue in the near future in Jammu and Kashmir.

Presenting Home Ministry's monthly report card, he recalled, that the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh had convened a meeting of all political parties of Jammu and Kashmir on August 10, 2010, in the wake of violent protests in the State.

Mr. Chidambaram said that the highlight of the month was the conference of Director Generals of Police during which he had pointed out that "a political solution must be found to the problems of J and K." The Central Government has offered a dialogue with all sections of the people of J and K and all political parties and groups.

He had pointed out at the conference: "We are concerned that we have not been able to stop the vicious cycle in which that State is caught. However, it is my hope that, in the next few days, we would be able to find that elusive 'starting point' from where we could reach out to the protestors, reassure them of their rights and dignity, restore peace and order, redeem the promises made, and re-start the process of dialogue that will lead to a solution."

Presenting the report card of the Ministry today, Mr. Chidambaram said: "Our efforts to put an end to the cycle of violence are yet to bear fruit." (ANI)

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