Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Kashmir turmoil: Rajnath chairs all-party delegation in New Delhi

Narada Desk | September 7, 2016 2:35 pm Print
In Jammu, as many as 200 people comprising 18 delegations had interacted with the all-party delegation
Rajnath Singh, All party delegation

With the aim to chart out future course of action for a peace Kashmir, an all-party meeting will be held in New Delhi on Wednesday chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

Rajnath Singh will discuss and assess the situation in Kashmir with the delegation that visited the Valley earlier this week.

Kashmir separatist leaders had on Sunday rebuffed attempts by five Opposition members of the all-party delegation to reach out to them as they refused to talk to them, with hardline leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani even refusing to meet them.

After the attempt to meet and talk about the on going unrest in Kashmir was snubbed by separatist leader, the Centre is also reportedly considering moves to curb their foreign travel by withdrawing their passports and denying travel documents in some cases.

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 debriefed Modi on the assessment of the ground situation of the state by the all party delegation which visited Srinagar and Jammu for two days.

Kashmir have been troubled by violence, stone-pelting and frequent clashes between security forces and protesters. More than 70 have died in the clashes and hundreds injured.

Ahead of the meeting, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday held a crucial meeting in New Delhi, which was attended by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, BJP President Amit Shah, Minister of State in PMO Jitendra Singh and Party General Secretary Ram Madhav.