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Not a suitable time for talks with Pakistan: BJP

Jammu, Feb 13 (PTI): A day after Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti called for dialogue with Pakistan to end the bloodshed in the state, the BJP today said talks were not suitable at a time when the neighbouring country was "supporting" militant attacks.

"Amid the sound of bullets and spilt blood, a certain section is advocating talks between Pakistan and India, which is not at all suitable at a time when Pakistan is openly supporting militant attacks in the state," J&K BJP spokesperson Sunil Sethi told reporters here.

He said the Centre takes a call on talks with Pakistan and there was no scope of interference by others.

Dialogue can be considered if Pakistan "pulls back" from supporting subversive acts in the region and the environment is conducive, he said.

Mufti yesterday said in the assembly: "If Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti say hold talks with Pakistan, they are dubbed anti-national. There is no alternative except talks. If we don't talk about it, who will? Not a Bihari, not a Punjabi."

"Dialogue with Pakistan is necessary if we are to end bloodshed. I know I will be labelled anti-national by news anchors tonight but that doesnt matter. The people of J&K are suffering. We have to talk because war is not an option," she later tweeted.

Referring to the terror attack on the Sunjuwan Army camp on Saturday which left 6 soldiers and a civilian dead, Sethi said the three militants killed belonged to Pakistan.

The BJP leader criticized National Conference legislator Mohammad Akbar for "hailing Pakistan" in the assembly, saying he insulted the whole Muslim community.

"This is an extremely serious matter, not only due to his anti-national utterance but also in view of an attempt to divide the population," he said.

Sethi demanded that the speaker refer the matter to the privilege committee "as this is clearly a matter of breach of privilege of the House".

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  • philip, mangalore

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    They think best time will be for Next new central Govt to handle this issue efficiently

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  • ashok, mangalore

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    we need to find the solution , after all suitable time will never come

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  • Joseph, Qatar

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    There can't be a solution for this. You HAVE TO invade into Pakistani territory and rough up those who are mastermind behind the Kashmiri propaganda who claim it is theirs.

    As for Mehbooba Mufti, Farooq Abdullah and Mani Shankar Aiyar, these are all lame ducks - they CAN'T do anything but only talk sweetly since they are pro Pakistanis and have a soft heart towards them.

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  • L n T, Mumbai

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    Now no suitable time.
    Unlimited time only for Indians sell Pakode

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  • Alwyn, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    Not a suitable time for talks with Pakistan: BJP

    Modi and his gang waiting for a surprise visit to Pakistan. Hope there will be some once wedding or some party will be organized and our Madji will be a thief guest.

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Mumbai

    Tue, Feb 13 2018

    India and Pakistan, two enemies are standing in neck deep of petrol with match stick in their hands. MMS as well as Modi have trodden carefully in such situation, delicately handling it in order not to worsen the current circumstances to explode.

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  • Vivek, Hirebyle / Abu dhabi

    Tue, Feb 13 2018

    Don't talk ...Only Eat BIRYANI please......that too on same plate ........

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