India rules out talks with Pakistan

Indian Union Home Minister Amit Shah Wednesday ruled out any dialogue with Pakistan.

Shah announced that the elections to the IIOJ&K Assembly would be held as soon as the Election Commission completes the process of revision of electoral rolls in the valley.

“Some people are giving me suggestions that I should talk to Pakistan, those who have ruled here for seventy years are giving me suggestions,” Shah told the rally. “But I am clear, I don’t want to talk to Pakistan. I would prefer to talk to Gujjars and Paharis of Baramulla, but not Pakistan.

Shah used a large part of his 25-minute speech to slam the “three families that have ruled Kashmir for 70 years”. While the BJP leaders have often hit out at the families of Abdullahs and Muftis, it was for the first time that Shah brought Gandhis too in the line of his attack.