[India], Aug.27 (ANI
): In the backdrop of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Saturday to discuss ways to end the unrest in her state, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) hoped that their meeting will yield positive results aimed at ensuring peace in the strife-torn valley.
"Today, Mehbooba Mufti is going to meet the Prime Minister. In the valley there is disturbance for the past one-and-a-half months. Curfew is still continuing. We hope the Prime Minister and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti will sit together and formulate policies to ensure peace in the valley," NCP
leader Nawab Malik
This is the first meeting between Prime Minister Modi and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti
after the unrest broke in the valley on July 8, a day after Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani was killed in Anantnag by security forces.
The death toll in the valley reached 67 on Friday, as another youth succumbed to his injuries in clashes that broke out between security forces and the locals in Pulwama district.
Earlier this week, Prime Minister Modi had a meeting with a delegation of Opposition parties from the state led by former chief minister Omar Abdullah.
Modi had expressed his "deep concern and pain" over the situation in the valley and asked all political parties to work together to find a permanent solution to problems in the state.
He had also made an appeal for restoration of normalcy in the Valley and emphasised that there has to be a dialogue. (ANI