Life has come to halt in Kashmir: NCP

| Updated: Aug 10, 2016 18:39 IST

Mumbai, Aug. 10 (ANI): The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Wednesday said that life has come to a complete standstill in Jammu and Kashmir and there was a need for the Centre and the PDP-BJP government in the state to stop the situation from deteriorating further. Leader Majeed Menon said,"There is curfew everywhere in Kashmir and even in Jammu, life has stopped and no strict action has been taken neither by the State Government and nor by the Central government." "We have had talks with the Prime Minister as well as the Home Minister and even appealed in the house as well as outside house," Menon told ANI. Menon further said that even after an all-party meeting and a visit by all-party delegation has not normalised the situation in the Kashmir Valley. Prime Minister Modi earlier said on Tuesday that only dialogue and development can ensure peace in Jammu and Kashmir. "Every Indian loves Kashmir. The azaadi (freedom) that every Indian feels, Kashmir can feel too," he said at a rally organized at revolutionary Chandrashekhar Azad's village at Bhabra in Madhya Pradesh's Alirajpur district. The Prime Minister said he was pained to see young men pelting stones on security forces in Kashmir. "The boys, who should be holding laptops, bats and balls in their hands and dreams in their hearts, are ones carrying stones," he said. "Whatever Kashmiris want for betterment of their livelihood, the Centre will help," he said. (ANI)