Joining his voice with J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti, suspended Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has called for “uninterrupted and uninterruptable” dialogue between India and Pakistan as it was the only option for the two countries to resolve their tussle.
While speaking in a session at Karachi Literature Festival, he said that he is “proud” that Pakistan has accepted this, but “half very sad” that India has not. “There is only one way of resolving India-Pakistan issues and that is by an uninterrupted and uninterruptible dialogue,” Aiyar said.
“And I am very proud and half very sad that this sentence of these three words has been accepted as Pakistan policy, but has not been accepted as Indian policy,” Aiyar was quoted as saying by Pakistani media.
Mani Shankar Aiyar further said that Kashmir and terrorism are the two main issues that need to be dealt with. The two countries should adopta framework formulated by former President Pervez Musharraf’s government, the report said.
He was suspended by Congress party in December last year from his primary membership for calling PM Narendra Modi “neech qism ka aadmi” during the height of Gujarat Assembly election campaign.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minsiter Mehhbooba Mufti, while addressing in the state assembly in Jammu on Monday, underlined the risk of being “called anti-national” by some TV channels, called for talks between India and Pakistan saying “there is no alternative”. She further said that a situation cannot be allowed where “people die every day” in the cycle of violence in the state.