All-party delegation should not be selective on holding talks: NCP

New Delhi [India], Sept. 4 : The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Sunday said the all-party delegation which is visiting Kashmir today should not be selective on holding talks, adding that "there should not be pick and choose from our side".

"The common agreement at the all-party meeting was that we won't close our door for anyone. We welcome everyone. Those who want to come will come and those who do not want to come, won't come. But there should not be pick and choose from our side," NCP leader Tariq Anwar told ANI. "We are going to restore peace there; so, talk should be about bringing normalcy. We should take the cooperation of all sections. We have suggested this to the Home Minister," he added. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh-led all-party delegation will visit the Valley today to discuss and find solution to the issue of ongoing unrest there.

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti yesterday invited Hurriyat leaders for talks with the all-party delegation.

A preparatory meeting of all-party delegation was held in the national capital yesterday. Singh said the Centre would take a final decision with regard to Kashmir unrest on the basis of feedback and suggestions given by the all party-delegation.

The delegation was made aware of the prevailing situation in the state and contours of the tour during which they will hold talks with a cross-section of people.

Along with Singh, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar, Minister of State in PMO Jitendra Singh and top officials were present in the meeting.

The prevailing ground situation in Jammu and Kashmir, views of different stake holders, individuals and groups were conveyed to the parliamentarians during the meeting.

During the two-day visit, the MPs will interact with Governor N.N. Vohra and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, and will also be holding meetings with representatives of all political parties and other delegations in Srinagar to bring peace in the Valley.

The valley is facing unrest due to protests in the aftermath of the killing of terrorist Burhan Wani on July 8.

Source: ANI