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By turning away all-party delegation, Hurriyat disregarded Indian Parliament: Congress

Updated: Sep 07, 2016 07:29 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 7 (ANI): Asserting that the all-party delegation represented the collective will of the Indian Parliament, the Congress has asserted that by refusing to talk with the representatives, the Hurriyat has disregarded the collective will of the Parliament.

Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala told ANI here, that the intention of the delegation was to heal the wounds, to understand the issues and to find amicable solutions.

"It's time for them (Hurriyat) to ponder that if they can talk to Pakistan and speak to then Pakistani High Commissioner, then why can't they look for a solution to the problems within the four corners of India's constitution? Because this is where the solution would be found." He said.

The all-party delegation will meet in the national capital today and it will be chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh at 11 am in Parliament Annexe.

Rajnath yesterday briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the two-day visit, which ended inconclusively as the Hurriyat refused to talk with the representatives.

Repelling the notion that the all-party delegation visit to Jammu And Kashmir was a "failure", the Home Minister had said the delegation will meet in Delhi to chalk out an action plan for the government on measures that it needed to take in future in Jammu and Kashmir.

The delegation was in Srinagar on Sunday and had visited Jammu before returning to Delhi.

Before winding up the visit, the Home Minister sent out a clear message to separatists, asserting that Jammu and Kashmir will always remain an integral part of India. He, however, said as far as talks are concerned, doors are open to everyone who want peace and normalcy.

Divulging detail of the meeting in Jammu, the Home Minister said, "As many as 200 people comprising 18 delegations interacted with the all-party delegation. They expressed their concerns over the situation in Kashmir and were of the opinion that the problems in the Valley should be resolved at the earliest. Besides, they also merited the attention of the all-party delegation towards the problems of the Jammu region. (ANI)

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