What is the resolution?
- Jammu and Kashmir assembly pressurised Narendra Modi government at the centre by passing the resolution. The assembly urged centre to resume bilateral talk with Pakistan.
- Union government should resume Indo-Pak dialogue to maintain peace in region, especially in Jammu and Kashmir, says the resolution.
- According to the resolution, Modi government should take up the ceasefire violation issue with Pakistan.
- The resolution also insists that the central government should take immediate steps for relief and rehabilitation of the victims of LoC firing and provide all required help and facilities to them in this regard.
Why the resolution can create new controversy in India:
According to many experts, the resolution may create a new controversy in the country as the constitution of Jammu and Kashmir clearly states that foreign affairs is not under the purview of the state government.
India called off bilateral talk with Pakistan:
- Recently, India cancelled foreign secretary level talks with Pakistan after Pakistani envoy to India -- Abdul Basit snubbed India's warning and met many separatists in New Delhi.
- Another reason of cancelling the talk was continuous violation of ceasefire at Line of Control (LoC) by Pakistani army.
What did Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah say?
Omar Abdullah slammed Narendra Modi government for cancelling the bilateral talks.
- He said, "Given the breakdown in communication between India and Pakistan, I don't know how the Narendra Modi government plans to resolve this issue but they have an obligation to resolve it because they promised the people of this country ‘acche din'."
- "The people living along the border are people of this country. They have as much of right to ‘acche din' as anybody else but they are yet to see those ‘acche din'."
- "If anything, they have seen their days go from bad to worse. Therefore, I think it is time for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government to fulfill their commitment of ‘acche din' and restore peace and normalcy along the border."