Ready to talk to everyone on Kashmir issue, militancy Pak sponsored: Rajnath

Srinagar: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said the government is “ready to talk to everyone” over the Kashmir issue, while asserting that militancy in the Valley is “Pakistan-sponsored”.

After a meeting of the Central Zonal Council here, he told reporters, “I think the matter will be resolved. We are ready to talk to everyone.”

He said all security agencies are working in coordination as far as militancy is concerned.

Barely 24 hours after agreeing to the engagement, the government Friday called off a meeting between the foreign ministers of India and Pakistan in New York, citing the killings of three policemen in Jammu and Kashmir and Islamabad releasing postage stamps portraying Kashmiri militant Burhan Wani.

Five Zonal Councils — central, western, northern, southern and eastern — were established under the States Re-organisation Act, 1956.

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