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Kashmir unrest: NCP hopeful of fruitful discussion in all-party meet

Updated: Aug 12, 2016 03:34 IST

Mumbai, Aug. 12 (ANI): With the Centre holding an all-party meeting today to discuss the situation in Kashmir, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Friday expressed hope that there would be fruitful discussion.

"After 34 days of curfew in valley, the Prime Minister is going to conduct an all-party meeting today. We are hopeful a fruitful discussion will be there.a positive discussion will be there. There will some kind of a thing will come out to maintain peace in valley. We are hopeful some kind of mechanism will arise after the all-party meeting," NCP leader Nawab Malik told ANI.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend an all-party meeting on Friday to discuss the situation in the Kashmir Valley.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh informed the Rajya Sabha about this on Wednesday.

Singh was speaking in the Rajya Sabha on the Kashmir situation, after which the House unanimously adopted a resolution calling for a return to normalcy in Kashmir.

Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, earlier on Wednesday, said there is a murder of humanity and democracy in Kashmir and called for integration of hearts for an amicable solution to the crisis.

Escalating his attack on the Prime Minister, Azad said he tweets about everything, but not Kashmir.

"The law and order is not the sole responsibility of the Kashmir Police.the paramilitary forces are also involved. You call Jammu and Kashmir an integral part of India, but there needs to be integration of hearts between the people of India and Jammu and Kashmir," he added.

The senior Congress leader thanked the Union Home Minister on behalf of the Opposition for allowing discussion on the Kashmir issue in Parliament.

"There should be an all-party delegation and a meeting that needs to be sent to Jammu and Kashmir. It should be announced during Parliament," he added.

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) told the Rajya Sabha if there is a trust deficit, the government has to create an atmosphere of trust in Kashmir.

CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury urged the government to discuss the issue with an open mind and listen to all ideas, adding that confidence building is required for the same.

Opposition leaders voiced their concern over a month-long curfew in the Valley, and demanded doing away with pellet guns. (ANI)

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