All-party delegation wants dialogue with all stakeholders in Kashmir
After a three-hour-long meeting in Delhi attended by parliamentarians from 20 parties, the delegation has appealed the center to initiate dialogue with stakeholders of Kashmir, where over 70 people have died and nearly 10,000 have been injured in violent protests.
The meeting denounced violence in the state and emphasized that there can be no compromise on the issue of national sovereignty.
The members also urged the government to take up necessary steps and security measure to reopen government offices, schools and other institutions in Kashmir at the earliest.
On Sunday, Kashmir separatist leaders rebuffed attempts by five Opposition members of the all-party delegation to reach out to them as they refused to talk to them, with hardliner leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani even refusing to meet them.
After returning from Kashmir, Singh on Tuesday also briefed PM Narendra Modi about the all-party delegation’s visit to Jammu and Kashmir in a bid to improve the security and law and order in the violence-torn state.
Singh apprised Modi on the assessment of the ground situation of the state by the all party delegation which visited Srinagar and Jammu for two days.