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BJP hoisting flag to create trouble in Valley: Omar

Last updated on: January 13, 2011 20:59 IST
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday appealed the Bharatiya Janata Party 'not to create trouble and halt its yatra to Srinagar as the party will in no way be benefited by it'.

Omar, who was addressing a public meeting in Srinagar, said that 'the situation in Kashmir has improved after serious endeavours'.

The chief minister said that 'it is strange that after 1992 when BJP hoisted flag at Lal Chowk, the party has again embarked on a plan to hoist the national flag here' adding that 'it has exposed their intentions of creating trouble in the Valley'.

Omar Abdullah also said that it was 'the Hurriyat leaders themselves who were now talking openly about the killers of the two prominent separatist leaders Moulvi Mohammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone'.

He said 'this is an eye opener for all and time has come to stop all kind of bloodshed in Kashmir and pro-active role should be played to solve Kashmir issue through dialogue process'.

Omar said whether it is Syed Ali Shah Geelani-led All Parties Hurriyat Conference group or Mirwaiz-Led APHC, 'they should read writing on the wall and realiSe that dialogue is the only solution for all the issues'.

The chief minister said 'the various elements have experimented with use of gun in valley and resorted to strikes which paralysed the economy of the state, and people have now realised that nothing has been achieved through the gun and hartal culture'.

Regarding the role of interlocutors nominated by the Central government, Omar said that 'these interlocutors have good intention and full mandate of the Centre to have a dialogue with all the groups and submit their recommendations.'

He said whatever recommendations will be submitted by these interlocutors, Centre will consider them positively.

Meanwhile, the pro-independence Jammu and Kashmir Liberation FrontĀ  chairman Yasin Malik has called for a march to historic city centre Lal Chowk on January 26, the day BJP intends to hoist the tricolour at the city centre.

"People will assemble at Lal Chowk on January 26 and it will be a non violent democratic answer to the BJP's plan," Malik said.

Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar