PM accepts that development alone can't resolve J&K issue: Omar

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday acknowledged that "only development can't resolve the problem in Jammu and Kashmir", said former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who led a delegation of ppposition parties from the state that met the Prime Minister. "The Prime Minister has acknowledged that development alone can't resolve the problem in the state," Abdullah told the media after the meeeting. As curfew continued for the 45th day in Kashmir, the delegation told the Prime Minister that a "political solution" would have to be found to the "political issue" in the state. "We stressed on the fact that the issue in Jammu and Kashmir is a political issue. If we don't find a political solution to this, then every time we'll repeat the same mistakes. The delegation warned that the continuing law and order problem and unrest in the state will only further alienate the people. "We have told the Prime Minister that it is required to understand the problem that has led to the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir and find a right solution to the issue," Abdullah said. The delegation, he said had come with the "hope that our voices will be heard. We have not come here with any complaints, we have come here with a request. The message with which we've come here, if it is executed, it will not only benefit the state of Jammu and Kashmir, but the country as a whole".