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No viable roadmap on Kashmir without Kashmiri Pandits: Jitendra Singh

Asserting that Kashmiri Pandits are a key stakeholder in Kashmir issue, Union Minister Jitendra Singh has said no viable road-map is possible without involvement of the community.

"Kashmri Pandits resolved the problems of India in the past and if there is any Kashmir problem, it will be resolved by Kashmiri Pandits only," Singh said as he cited the Simla Agreement and noted that "Indira Gandhi, P N Koul, P N Haksar and D P Dhar" shared the same roots.

Referring to the current unrest in the Valley, Singh said after the outbreak of militancy, Kashmiri Pandits teaching fraternity were forced to migrate which led to closure of schools and quality of education fell in the Valley and now "they are burning schools".

He questioned why the community was being "kept out" from any talks on the future on Kashmir.

"It is neither good for the state nor for the country," he said.
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