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Talks soon with Kashmiri Pandits on return to valley: Ram Madhav
Thursday May 21, 2015 11:37 PM, IANS

New Delhi: BJP general secretary Ram Madhav on Thursday said the Jammu and Kashmir government will soon begin negotiations with Kashmiri Pandit leaders to ensure their return to the valley with safety and dignity.

"Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed also wants composite townships should come up for Kashmiri Pandits. Pandit leaders have been called to meet the chief minister and the deputy chief minister to discuss the issue," Ram Madhav said.

Ram Madhav, who played an important role in recent state elections and formation of a BJP PDP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir, was speaking at 'Manthan' conclave organised by TV news channel Aaj Tak.

The RSS leader who joined the Bharatiya Janata Party last year, also lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for giving new direction to India's foreign policy with focuses on "greater engagement" with world leaders.

He said time has come to discuss contentious issues related to border disputes and water sharing with India's neighbours and this was what the prime minister was doing.

On the issue of Ram temple in Ayodhya, he said talks were on with various parties concerned to resolve the issue. He also said the nation needs to debate conversion issue, and force, allurement and enticement should not play a role in this process.

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