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Healing touch needed to bring peace in Kashmir: NPP

Updated: Sep 04, 2016 06:42 IST      
Healing touch needed to bring peace in Kashmir: NPP

New Delhi [India], Sept. 4 (ANI): With the all-party delegation set to visit Kashmir today, the National Panthers Party (NPP) said a healing touch is required to bring peace in the Valley.

"Who is Mehbooba Mufti to call them? Is this issue supposed to be resolved by her? This issue must be solved by the Indian leadership with Pakistan. You should give a healing touch to the people of Jammu and Kashmir. The healing touch will be to dismiss the present government and then hold talks," NPP leader Bhim Singh told ANI.

"The people there are ready for Governor's rule. They (BJP-PDP Government) won't leave it unless Kashmir turns into ashes," he added.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh-led all-party delegation will visit the Valley today to discuss and find solution to the issue of ongoing unrest there.

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti yesterday invited Hurriyat leaders for talks with the all-party delegation.

A preparatory meeting of all-party delegation was held in the national capital yesterday.

Singh said the Centre would take a final decision with regard to Kashmir unrest on the basis of feedback and suggestions given by the all party-delegation.

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.

Along with 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 Valley.

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

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