J-K opposition delegation to meet PM on Kashmir unrest

New Delhi, Aug. 22 : The joint delegation of opposition parties from Jammu and Kashmir will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday to apprise him of the situation on ground in the restive Kashmir Valley.

Led by former state chief minister Omar Abdullah of the National Conference, the delegation will apprise Prime Minister Modi of the prevailing situation in the state following the killing of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani in an encounter with security forces on July 8.

CPM MLA Mohammed Yusuf Tarigami, state Congress president G. A. Mir, senior leaders of National Conference and some Independent MLAs are the other members of the delegation.

As per reports, the delegation would request the Prime Minister to impress upon the PDP-BJP state government of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to stop dealing with the situation administratively, as it was their contention that this is causing disaffection, especially among the youth.

The delegation would also underscore the need to initiate a dialogue with all stakeholders to bring an end to the unrest.

The delegation met President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday and sought a political solution. They also submitted a memorandum to the President. They also met Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and apprised him of the restive situation in the valley.

Source: ANI