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'Kashmir solution lies within Constitution'

Opposition People's Democratic Party on Sunday said any solution to the vexed issue of Kashmir should be found within the framework of the Indian Constitution and called for stronger Centre-State relations.

'On Sunday the people will demand self-rule and tomorrow they will ask for 'aazadi', this way we cannot find a solution to our problem. The real solution of Kashmir issue lies within the Constitution of India,' PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said.

'We should insist on a strong relationship with the Centre. Only then development will come about,' Sayeed said, addressing a public rally in the border area of Hiranagar in Kathua district.

The PDP leader, however, said that his party would not stay silent till a solution is reached and added that it would keep on working for the 'rightful demands of the citizens of Jammu and Kashmir'.

Slamming the ruling National Conference, Sayeed claimed that development in Jammu and Kashmir had come to a halt under the Omar Abdullah-led government.

'The state's condition has gone from bad to worse. There is no redressal of grievances, unemployment is on the rise and so is corruption,' he said.
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