Unique solution required for Jammu and Kashmir problem: Omar

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Bhalwal (Jammu) Sep. 6 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said on Monday that the Jammu and Kashmir problem requires a unique solution, as the accession of the State with India was in different and unique circumstances than that of other States of the country.

Talking to reporters after holding a public rally at Bhalwal village near Jammu, Omar Abdullah said: "We are trying that all issues be resolved through dialogue. Centre has also brought this on record-both in the Parliament and outside it that dialogue should be initiated in Jammu and Kashmir. Jammu and Kashmir requires a unique solution as the accession of Jammu and Kashmir with rest of the country was in extremely unique circumstances."

"India was in different and unique circumstances then that of other states of the country. Geelani has put forth some issues, Give the Centre a chance as they are examining these issues and they will respond accordingly. I am hoping that the response should be of the kind which can improve the situation," he added.

When asked about his recent statement on revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), he said: "I have not said any such thing. I have said we are thinking on it and we are discussing the issue with Centre. We have got two options with us. First is that the harsh side of AFSPA be subdued. Second option with us is that where there is hardly any impact of militancy and where the role of Army is not required from those areas AFSPA can be removed in a phased manner. For which we are working for identifying some districts of Jammu and Kashmir."

The general life in Kashmir valley has been badly affected with violent protests and clashes with security personnel for last two months.

The protestors have defied curfews repeatedly to attack security forces with stones and set police stations on fire.

Over 60 persons have been killed in last two months during these violent protests. by Tahir Nadeem Khan (ANI)

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