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We can have dialogue on Kashmir under ambit of 'insaniyat': Government

PTI 11 Aug 2014, 23:40:44 PM IST
New Delhi: Expressing desire to bring about permanent solution to the Kashmir issue, the government on Monday night said it is willing to have any dialogue under the ambit of 'insaniyat' (humanity) to address the problem and favours good relations with Pakistan.

"We want to find a permanent solution to Kashmir issue. We are ready for any kind of dialogue within Constitutional framework... If necessary, we are even willing to hold dialogue within the framework of 'insaniyat'," home minister Rajnath Singh informed the Rajya Sabha.

In this context, he sought the cooperation of opposition Congress if it could help in any manner.

He said India also wants good relations with Pakistan and is ready to hold talks with that country to end the problem of infiltration.

Singh, while replying to a debate on the functioning of the home ministry, also said the government is willing to hold talks with northeast insurgents as well as Naxals if they shun arms while promising to step up measures to deal with violence with a tough hand.

The minister also asserted that the government does not discriminate on the basis of caste, creed or religion and blamed "vote-bank" politics for the recent incidents of communal violence and said it will not tolerate such occurrences.