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Received no proposal from Mehbooba on holding talks with Pakistan: Union Govt

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There is no proposal from Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti seeking a dialogue with Pakistan for bringing peace in the state, the Union minister of state for home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir informed the Rajya Sabha Wednesday.

Ahir said the government has clear and consistent position that it desires “normal neighbourly” relations with Pakistan and is committed to addressing all outstanding issues bilaterally and peacefully in accordance with the Simla Agreement and the Lahore declaration.

In a written reply to a question by Shiromani Akali Dal member Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa on whether the chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir has recently asked the central government to talk to Pakistan for peace in the state, Ahir said: “No such proposal has been received from the state government”.

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