#Omar Abdullah‘Naya Kashmir’: Omar Abdullah claims he, his family put under house arrest
#Omar AbdullahGrabbed a blanket and ran: Omar Abdullah tweets after North India records strong earthquake
#Omar AbdullahCOVID vaccine don’t belong to any political party, but humanity: Omar Abdullah
#Omar AbdullahDDC poll trends, results eye-opener for BJP: Omar Abdullah
#Omar AbdullahDDC polls: Candidate shot at, Omar slams attackers
#Omar AbdullahNot expecting: Omar Abdullah’s counter to RS Prasad’s ‘won’t Restore Article 370’ remark
- Technology Most Rated Samsung Smartphones On Amazon In India
- Movies Vivian Dsena To Re-Enter Shakti – Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki In A Powerful Cameo Role?
- Sports India vs England: Pitch looks very similar to last Test: Root
- Automobiles 2021 Renault Triber Changes Leaked Ahead Of India Launch: Updates & Feature Additions
- Education Monthly Scholarship Of Rs 7000 For Class 11 And 12 Students
- Lifestyle Roohi Promotions: Rajkummar Rao Looks Dapper As Ever In His Lemon Yellow Kurta Set
- Finance HDFC Bank Cuts Home Loan Rates By 5bps: Check What Other Banks Are Offering
- Travel Top Summer Holiday Destinations in India
Srinagar, Mar 03: National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah on Wednesday welcomed the renewed bilateral engagement between India and Pakistan, saying the “changed understanding” of the neighbouring countries about Jammu and Kashmir will act as forerunner of peace and prosperity in the region.
India and Pakistan had announced on February 25 that they have agreed to strictly observe all agreements on ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir and other sectors.
“It was a welcome step that must be carried forward positively,” Abdullah said, while interacting with party delegates here on Wednesday.
The evolving situation, he said, has made it pretty clear that the outlook of both the countries towards J&K has undergone a “big change and has been replaced with a policy of peaceful engagement”.
“The renewed outlook of both the countries gives an inkling of a changed mindset towards Jammu and Kashmir,” he added.
He said his party had been pleading with the Centre, with no success, to restore the 4G mobile services over a period of time. But these services were restored all of a sudden, he said.
“The let-up in the woes of people wasn”t confined to that measure only. Over the period of time, we saw how both the neighbouring countries came up with a DGMO level talk on the cessation of violence on the LOC, IB (International Border),” he said.
“It was much later, to our surprise, though that we were able to learn that the DGMO level formations were a product of diplomatic negotiations, which all of us were unmindful of,” he said.
Abdullah said reports of allowing Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq to offer congregational prayers at Jamia Masjid after 18 months “also gives an insinuation about the changed attitude we hail on account of it being in sync with our stated policy underscoring goodwill between India and Pakistan as a means to foster peace in J&K”.
The February 25 statement issued jointly in Islamabad and New Delhi had said the Director Generals of Military Operations of the two countries held discussions over the established mechanism of hotline contact and reviewed the situation along the LoC and all other sectors in a “free, frank and cordial” atmosphere.
“Both sides agreed for strict observance of all agreements, understandings and cease firing along the Line of Control and all other sectors with effect from midnight of February 24/25,” the joint statement had said.
Indian Army officials have, however, maintained there will be no let-up in the troop deployment as well its operations against terrorism and infiltration along Pakistan borders.
- Eastern Ladakh standoff: India expects China to ensure expeditious restoration of peace
- India could restrict market access to China-made goods to counter Beijing
- China Ready for 'War' With India, Holds Live-Fire Drills Near Border
- BCCI seeks 'no terror attack' guarantee following Pakistan Cricket Board's call for 'visa assurance' from India
- China to supply 4 attack drones to Pak, prompts India to revive Predator-B plan
- Thousands of Chinese Paratroopers Train at High Altitude Amid Border Stand-Off With India - Video
- Third military commander level talks reflected commitment of both sides to reduce tensions: MEA on India-China LAC tension
- Two Corridors and an Investment: India-Russia Launch Virtual Diplomacy to Go Far in Bilateral Trade
- No third party intervention: China rejects US' offer to mediate in border row with India
- Ladakh stand-off: India, China continue to stand ground
- India and Pakistan Border Attack Kills Hindu Worshipers Returning From Pilgrimage
- The Chinese will keep pushing India'
- Trump offers to mediate 'raging' India-China border dispute
- ‘No need for third party intervention’: China rejects Trump’s offer to mediate in border row with India
- With India yet to respond on debt freeze request, Sri Lanka turns to China
- Turbulence in Hong Kong could open a window of opportunity for India
- India must be militarily prepared for the worst
- What drove Nepal to escalate border row with India?
- 'India has limited military options'
- Confrontation with China to Hurt India Enormously, Experts Believe
Omar Abdullah welcomes renewed bilateral engagement between India and Pakistan have 1076 words, post on www.oneindia.com at March 3, 2021. This is cached page on Asean News. If you want remove this page, please contact us.