Azad, Congress leaders meets over Kashmir unrest

Srinagar (J (and) K) [India], Aug. 30 : Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad chaired a meeting on Tuesday with Congress leaders, where they discussed the impact of the Kashmir unrest.

After the meeting while interacting with media Azad said, "If the government would have accepted our suggestions earlier to hold the all party meeting and the visit of all of party delegation to Kashmir, then the curfew which is lifted after 52 days, would have been lifted after 12 days and the number of lives lost and people who got injured from pellet guns would have been less." He said the government must have talks with other political parties, whether mainstream or non-mainstream, and must try to find out a permanent solution as per the Constitution to restore normalcy in Kashmir.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will lead an all-party delegation to Jammu and Kashmir on September 4 to meet a cross-section of people and organisations to restore peace in the Kashmir valley.

Curfew was lifted from the Kashmir valley after fifty-one days on Monday, which was imposed after Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani was killed on July 8.

Singh visited Srinagar last week to review security in Kashmir and asked Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to prepare grounds for an all-party delegation to visit the valley.

Source: ANI