Kashmir turmoil: PM Modi conveys deep concern, stresses on dialogue
In the 75-minute long meeting between PM Modi and J&K opposition leaders led by former chief minister Omar Abdulah, the former expressed ‘deep concern and pain’ over the situation in Kashmir, which has been under a chaotic situation of violence and protest for more than 40 days.
The delegation of opposition leaders called on the PM to apprise him of the situation in the Kashmir valley.
PM Modi, according to media reports, told the opposition leaders that those who lost their lives during the unrest are part of us, our nation.
PM Modi, appealing for restoration of normalcy, said there has to be a talk and we need to find a permanent solution to the problem within the framework of the Constitution.
“Whether the lives lost are of our youth, security personnel or police, it distresses us,” Modi said.
Headed by Omar Abdullah, the delegation included CPI-M MLA Mohammed Yusuf Tarigami, state Congress president GA Mir, senior leaders of the National Conference and some Independent MLAs.
On Saturday, the leaders have already President Pranab Mukherjee to express their concern over Kashmir crisis. The delegation had met Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi to discuss the situation in the Valley on Saturday.