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BJP pins hope on viable solution for Kashmir through Rajnath's visit

Updated: Aug 24, 2016 08:25 IST

Jammu, Aug. 24 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday pinned its hopes on the emergence of a viable solution and the chalking out of a strong and stern policy to end the unrest in the Kashmir through Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's visit.

BJP leader Ravinder Raina told ANI that all stakeholders will be taken on board during the home minister's meetings.

"I think a viable solution to this crisis and a strong and stern policy will be chalked out. This visit will definitely bring fruits to calm down the present turmoil in Kashmir," he added.

Raina said Rajnath's visit should be seen as a significant one as the valley has been on a boil for the last 47 days.

"Pakistan-sponsored terrorists and separatists in the Kashmir Valley have created mess and turmoil and the common Kashmiris are suffering very badly. Traders, transporters, businessman and the student community are suffering badly," he added.

Echoing similar sentiments, another BJP leader Shaina NC told ANI that Rajnath's visit is clearly a step in the right direction.

"We have the opposition parties who are not playing politics, but supporting the government, because there is one concerted effort, which is to bring normalcy into the valley and to lift curfew in many parts of Kashmir. Our honorable Home Minister Rajnath Singh along with Mr. Mehrishi, the Home Secretary, are going to visit Srinagar on a two-day visit again and with only one agenda in mind, which is to ensure that there is normalcy...no kind of pelting, no kind of agitation and with one vision plan, which is to finish terrorism that is trying to destablise India, and especially through Kashmir," she said.

Rajnath Singh will be accompanied by Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and other senior officials.

It is speculated that the Home Minister will meet Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and other senior officers to review the law and order situation in the valley.

Rajnath is also likely to meet representatives of various political parties seeking their feedback on the Kashmir situation.

Members of various political parties had on August 12 suggested the Centre send an-all party meeting delegation to the valley in order to pacify the situation. The government is yet to take a step in this direction.

As many as 65 people have been killed and thousands, including security forces, left injured in protest-related violence triggered by the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani by security forces on July 8. (ANI)

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