Concessions, conversations will not pacify situation: Kashmiri activist

| Updated: Sep 05, 2016 19:15 IST

Jammu (J-K) [India], Sept. 5 (ANI): A day after the separatists refused to hold talks with the all-party delegation, Kashmiri activist Suhil Pandit on Monday said concessions and conversations will not pacify the situation while asking the Centre to chalk out new measures to end the prolonged unrest in the valley. Pandit said that the all-party delegation failed to bring out a solution because they were not fully prepared. "The all-party delegation that has gone to Kashmir has failed to bring about any solution. This is because they went there without much preparation. It also indicates that the Jihad in Kashmir is not willing to talk and there is no solution in conversation with jihad," said Pandit. "They will have to go back on board and realize that the separatist movement in Kashmir is not going to get resolved to concessions and conversations, they will have to take other measures," he added. Hurriyat leaders S.A.S. Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq yesterday refused to meet the all-party delegation. However, the delegation was yesterday successful in reaching out to Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chairman Yasin Malik. The separatists had earlier rejected Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's invitation for talks. The all-party delegation headed by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh yesterday held parleys with various sections of the society and listened to their concerns as part of efforts to find a common solution to the current unrest. The delegation earlier met the Chief Minister during which a detailed presentation was given by the state government highlighting various issues related to the current scenario in Jammu and Kashmir. While interacting with the delegation, Mehbooba said that Kashmir is a common issue of national interest and should not be viewed as a political issue. The all-party delegation also met the representatives of various political parties who expressed their concern on the use of pellet guns. The all-party delegation will visit Jammu later in the day. Kashmir has been on the boil since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani on July 8. (ANI)