Centre should initiate talks with separatists: Mehbooba

President Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said that central government should initiate dialogue with separatists in Kashmir as they have raised green flag about talks.

Talking to reporters in south Kashmir’s Anantnag town Mehbooba said that the moderate faction of Hurriyat Conference has said that they were ready for dialogue. “The Central government should take advantage of the statements made by moderate faction of separatists that they are ready for dialogue. I don’t know with which power Central Government will resolve Kashmir other than talks,” she said.

“Central government is repeating the same mistake which separatists did in 2016 when a team of ministers visited Kashmir and knocked at the doors of the separatists. This time the separatists have said that they are ready for talk. I think it’s better late than never, the centre should start dialogue with separatists,” she said.