All-party team to visit Kashmir on reconciliation mission
Almost one-and-a-half month after Kashmir valley broke out into deadly protests against the killing of Hizbul-Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, a 28-member all-party delegation led by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is set to visit Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday to find a way out to restore peace.
The delegation comprises leaders from the Congress, Communist Party of India-Marxist, Janata Dal-United, Samajwadi Party, AIMM and Bahujan Samaj Party, and is expected to interact with a cross section of people as part of efforts to bring peace in the Valley, ‘PTI’ has reported.
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will be part of the delegation, which will also include Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Mallikarjun Kharge.
According to the report, during the visit, Rajnath Singh”s meetings will be “restricted” and he is likely to interact with only those who are keen to discuss and help resolve all issues within the framework of the Constitution. The decision to send the delegation was taken during an all-party meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last month.
Other members will include Union Minister Jitendra Singh, Congress leader Ambika Soni, Sharad Yadav (JD-U), Sitaram Yechury (CPI-M), D. Raja (CPI), NCP’s Tariq Anwar and Trinamool Congress member Saugata Roy.