Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednseday said the row over UPSC's CSAT examination needs to be resolved and noted that it would be "unfair" to "foist" a particular language on a diverse population.
"It is an issue. It is an issue that needs resolution. It is an issue that has raised passions particularly among those people who are not comfortable with English as a first language. In a country as diverse as ours, we cannot force one language on the entire population," he told the reporters.
The Chief Minister said it would be "extremely unfair" to "foist" a language on a region like Jammu and Kashmir.
Omar welcomed the Centre's announcement of convening an all-party meet over the issue.
"Obviously, we have a point of view. The fact that an all-party meeting has been called, which means that the National Conference will be represented. We will put our point of view across," he said.