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J&K parties must respond to Modi’s call to engage, stop denying the revocation of special status

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PM Modi’s initiative to engage with political stakeholders in Jammu & Kashmir is a delayed but good step. Resumption of political processes is imperative for the restoration of normality. UT’s political parties must respond positively. Living in denial about the finality of special status revocation will serve no one’s interests.

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