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imageISLAMABAD: Former Indian Finance Minister, P Chidambaram, has said that the Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK) dispute needs a political solution.

According to KMS (KMS), Chidambaram in an interview in New Delhi said that the approach of BJP government as well as the PDP-BJP regime in Indian occupied Kashmir was wrong.

He said, what Jammu and Kashmir needs is a political solution but there has been no political outreach to different sections of the people of the territory.

"The present approach should be abandoned and a new approach should be adopted. I am afraid that if the government persists in its present approach it will lead only to more conflict and more violence," he added.

P Chidambaram said that the India's ruling establishment under Prime Minister Narendra Modi was violating individual and human rights, intimidating independent think tanks and mixing up history with mythology.

"This government has grossly violated individual and human rights. Some of the supporters of the BJP tell us what to wear, what to eat, whom to love and whom to marry. Yet there is not a word from the Prime Minister condemning these extreme elements," he said.

The Congress leader, who also served as the Home Minister between November 2008 and July 2012, said that the Modi government repeatedly flip-flopped in its approach towards Pakistan. He said that sub-continental ties were at their lowest point.

Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2017

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