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Kashmir unrest: Nirmal Singh hopes for positive outcome post all-party delegation visit

Updated: Sep 03, 2016 17:03 IST

Jammu [India], Sept. 3 (ANI): Asserting that there is need for more peace in Kashmir, Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh on Saturday expressed hope for positive outcome post the visit of the all-party delegation to the Valley.

"This delegation represents the country. People belonging to all the political parties are coming over here. They have showed their concern. They will meet various people. Definitely, we hope the people of Kashmir who want peace will respond and something positive will come out," Singh told ANI.

Reacting to a poser whether the all-party delegation would meet and hold talks with the separatist leaders, Singh said it is their programme and they would decide on it.

"The programme is being chalked out.so accordingly they are preparing it. I don't know whether they will meet the separatist leaders. It's their programme and they have to decide it. It's an all-party delegation.it's up to them whom to meet.whom not to meet," he added.

A preparatory meeting of all-party delegation scheduled to visit Jammu and Kashmir tomorrow was held here earlier in the day.

The delegation was made aware of the prevailing situation in the state and contours of the tour during which they will hold talks with a cross-section of people.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar, Minister of State in PMO Jitendra Singh and top officials were present in the meeting.

The prevailing ground situation in Jammu and Kashmir, views of different stake holders, individuals and groups were conveyed to the parliamentarians during the meeting.

During the two-day visit, the MPs will interact with Governor N.N. Vohra and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, and will also be holding meetings with representatives of all political parties and other delegations in Srinagar to bring peace in the restive valley.

The valley is facing unrest due to protests in the aftermath of the killing of terrorist Burhan Wani on July 8. (ANI)