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Kashmir unrest: J&K opposition leaders meet PM Modi

Narada Desk | August 22, 2016 9:37 am Print
They will urge him to find a political solution for the state which has been reeling under curfew, violence and separatist shutdown more than 40 days
PM Modi, Kashmir Opposition

Two days after meeting President Pranab Mukherjee to express their concern over Kashmir crisis, a team of Jammu and Kashmir opposition leaders led by former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and  urge him to find a political solution for the state which has been reeling under curfew, violence and separatist shutdown more than 40 days.

On Sunday, the delegation had met Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi to discuss the situation in the Valley.

“Discussed the current political crisis in J and K with a delegation of opposition) leaders from the state led by @abdullah_omar (Omar Abdullah),” Rahul said, in a tweet, soon after the meeting.

On Saturday, the delegation had requested President Pranab Mukherjee to urge upon the Central government to find a solution to the present Kashmir crisis politically rather than administratively.

CPI(M) MLA Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami, who was part of the delegation, said the situation in the Valley should not be seen through the prism of law and order, according to a PTI report.

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