Jammu, May 26: Expressing concern on the shocking revelations made by David Headley implicating the ISI with 26/11 Mumbai attacks, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has urged the Central government not to suspend the composite dialogue with Pakistan.
“Violence is no option. And, therefore, any sort of knee-jerk reaction where we suspend any dialogue or talks (with Pakistan) will only be counter-productive for India,” Abdullah told reporters here.
Omar Abdullah wanted India to take diplomatically the linkages between the ISI and Headley case going on in the United States of America.
He said: ” What I don’t recommend is any sort of knee jerk reaction that we have seen in the past because there is no alterative to dialogue with Pakistan. So, while I would obviously expect that such things should be taken up diplomatically, I don’t believe that should be at the cost of any sort of dialogue.”
Abdullah was answering questions on links between ISI, LeT and David Headley in engineering the 26/11 Mumbai attack as brought out by Headley’s testimony of the trial of 26/11 in a Chicago court.
Headley’s trial comes at a time of growing discord in the United States about Pakistan’s commitment in fighting extremism, after the al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. Special Forces in a compound near Islamabad.
Meanwhile, Abdullah confirmed reports that nearly 30-40 militants had entered India from across the border, aided by the speedy melting of the snow in the upper reaches of the India-Pakistan Line of Control.
“There are credible inputs about successful infiltration attempts by about 30 to 40 militants,” he added. (ANI)