JD (U) hopes all-party delegation meet will bear some fruits

| Updated: Sep 03, 2016 11:59 IST

Patna (Bihar) [India], Sept, 3 (ANI): Ahead of the all-party delegation meet in Kashmir, the Janata Dal (United) on Saturday expressed hope that it will bear some fruits. "The separatists need to understand that there is no solution other than dialogue. The Government of India has to take strict steps. Even now there is curfew in many parts of the Kashmir Valley. I hope the all-party meet will bear some fruits," JD (U) leader Ajay Alok told ANI. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will today chair a meeting of all-party delegation that will be visiting Kashmir on Sunday. At the meeting called by Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ananth Kumar - the itinerary of the visit will be shared with the members, who will also hold discussions on the prospective meetings in Kashmir. The all-party delegation led by Singh will visit Jammu and Kashmir on September 4 and is expected to meet a cross section of people, individuals and organisations as an effort to restore peace back in the state. The delegation will have 28 parliamentarians and senior government officials. The delegation may include Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mallikarjun Kharge as well as opposition leaders like Asaduddin Owaisi of AIMIM. Curfew has been imposed in the valley ever since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani on July 8. The curfew restrictions have been lifted from most of the parts of the Valley after 51 consecutive days raising death toll to 70 due to clashes between security forces and protesters. (ANI)