Ghulam Nabi Azad calls for dialogue to end Kashmir unrest

New Delhi, Aug 23 : Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, on Tuesday said dialogue is the only alternative to bring normalcy in Jammu and Kashmir and questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not taking effective steps in this regard.

Urging the government to initiate dialogue with Pakistan, Azad said the situation in Jammu and Kashmir will not improve unless the government takes a step forward.

"They have not started the talks. He must have at least made an announcement and started the dialogue. It has been 46 days of curfew now. The Prime Minister should initiate talks. Unless they take a step forward, the situation in Jammu and Kashmir won't improve," he added. The former chief minister also demanded that the use of pellet guns must be stopped at the earliest. Azad also welcomed Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's visit to Jammu and Kashmir tomorrow to take stock of the situation.

Source: ANI