Amid talks of ‘permanent solution’, Naidu says no talks with ‘destructive’ Kashmiri separatists

Srinagar

While the union government has said it is working towards a “permanent solution” to Kashmir, union minister M Venkaiah Naidu Monday ruled out the possibility of holding talks with resistance leadership, calling it “destructive and obstructive” and alleging they receive funds from Pakistan to stoke unrest in the valley.

“Why we should have discussions with the separatist leaders? Every day they (Pakistan) are giving training to the militants, provoking them and sending them into our country,” Naidu said, speaking at an event here.

“They are sending money to the separatist leaders…. and we have seen it,” he said, referring to an NIA probe into alleged cross-border funding to Kashmiri resistance leaders.

“I don’t know what is this disease of stone pelting,” Naidu said.

“We are collecting stones to construct infrastructure there but they are trying to destroy it,” the Minister said.

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