JK needs political initiative: Omar
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
New Delhi, Sept 1: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who is in the national capital, met the Home Minister P Chidambaram and discussed with him the situation in the state.
During the meeting, Omar emphasised that the situation in the state should not be seen only as a law and order problem and that political initiatives should be taken at the earliest, sources said.
The Chief Minister urged Chidambaram to take steps in this direction at the earliest like amendments to Armed Forces Special Powers Act and announcing an employment package for its five lakh unemployed youths besides an employment package for surrendered and released militants, the sources said.
Omar said the time was ripe for the Centre to implement its assurance of having a political approach on Kashmir as stated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the Home Minister himself on the floor of the Parliament, the sources said.
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