Kashmir unrest: Always blaming Pakistan military not good, says AK Antony

Former defence minister AK ANtony asserted that the Kashmir needs a political resolution.

By: ANI | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: August 23, 2016 7:04 pm
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Stressing that Kashmir needs a “political” solution, former defence minister AK Antony on Tuesday said always blaming the Pakistani military and not taking proper action is not good, and thus, the government must start a political dialogue to find a political solution to the Kashmir crisis.

“Kashmir needs a political solution. As a first step, the government must send an all-party delegation, and then start a political dialogue to find a political solution. We can’t delay it anymore. The government must start acting on war footing. At any cost we must win hearts of the people, especially the youth, of the Kashmir Valley,” Antony told reporters.

The former defence minister said, “I know there are problems. Pakistani military is creating more and more problems. They will continue to do so, nobody can stop that. But, always blaming the Pakistani military and not taking proper action is not good.”

He appealed to everybody not issue provocative statements in this regard. Pressure is mounting on the Centre to send an all-party delegation to the restive Kashmir Valley to mitigate the present crisis situation triggered after security forces neutralised Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani on July 8. As many as 65 people have been killed in protest-violence and thousands, including security forces, left injured. Besides, curfew continued unabated in several districts of the Valley, bringing life to standstill virtually.

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    Abhinav Gour
    Aug 23, 2016 at 5:59 pm
    Of course, we should not blame stan always for Kashmir problem. Because they are not the only person who wants to grab the land of Kashmir. We have Robert Vadera who also wants to grab the land of Kashmir. That's why P.Chidambaram said PDP, NCP and INC should come together to complete the land deal for Vadera to put an end to Kashmir unrest. BJP which is in power in the centre and part of the government at the state will come in the way of land grabbing deal. Got it?
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    1. prakash gotimukul
      Aug 23, 2016 at 11:08 am
      Yes Anthony. Along with Pak we shd blame NC and congress also. They are part of the problem. In fact congress is the biggest culprit for not solving the JK problem due to half muslim half christian family which was ruining the country and now congress party itself and stooges like you support such nonsense.
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      1. prakash gotimukul
        Aug 23, 2016 at 2:35 pm
        anthony is a cuckoo. Has neither voice nor guts. A very poor MOD. He is right in a way. Govt shd make all the details of how cong goofed up the JK problem and did not solve for 60 yrs. So not only Pak but also Cong shd be blamed.
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          MyTake
          Aug 23, 2016 at 8:15 pm
          So, which side of the fence Mr. Anyhony is? May be he should relocate to stan before giving such "foot in the mouth statements"!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Understandable he is keeping one of eyes on Muslim vote bank before making the utterances but he should be made to follow through his statements by sending him to stan!
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            Jayakumar
            Aug 23, 2016 at 1:59 pm
            Sanjay. They are the dopes of the Congress.
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