'Govt willing to hold talks with any group in Kashmir'

Last Updated: Thu, Sep 02, 2010 02:42 hrs

New Delhi: Government on Wednesday expressed its willingness to hold talks with "any group" from the Kashmir Valley wishing to come foward amid indications that it would be soon coming out with a series of measures to address the issue.

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"We hope to restart the dialogue process. We will talk to any group, any political party which is willing to talk to us," Union Home Minister P Chidambaram told reporters while presenting a report card of his ministry for the month of August.

He was replying to questions on whether the Centre would kick-start political process of a dialogue with groups especially the separatists with violence showing signs of decline.

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The Home Minister made it clear that the Central government was willing to talk to all sections of people in Jammu and Kashmir.

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