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Cong welcomes all-party meeting on Kashmir unrest

Updated: Aug 11, 2016 03:38 IST

New Delhi, Aug 11 (ANI): The Congress Party has welcomed the Centre's decision to convene an all-party meeting on Friday over the unrest in Jammu and Kashmir following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani by the security forces.

Congress leader Rajeev Shukla said it is a good development as the government has agreed to initiate dialogue with all stake holders in the Kashmir Valley.

"The government has finally agreed to convene an all-party meeting on Jammu and Kashmir on 12th. And I think this is a good development that the government has agreed to send a delegation of all political parties. And apart from that, the government has agreed to initiate the political process as well as dialogue with all stake holders in Kashmir," Shukla told ANI here.

Asserting that the Centre is ready for talks on the Kashmir issue, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh yesterday announced that an all-party meeting will be convened at 12 p.m. on Friday.

The Opposition yesterday came down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not addressing the concerns of the Kashmiris in Parliament.

Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, yesterday said there is murder of humanity and democracy in Kashmir and called for integration of hearts for an amicable solution to the crisis. (ANI)

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