Rajnath briefs PM Modi about Kashmir situation

| Updated: Sep 06, 2016 19:22 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 6 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who led the all-party delegation to Jammu and Kashmir to assess the situation, today briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the two-day visit to the Valley. "Briefed the Prime Minister on All Party Delegation's visit to J&K and also apprised him of the situation in the state," said Singh in a tweet. Repelling the notion that the all-party delegation visit to Jammu and Kashmir was a "failure", the Home Minister had yesterday said the delegation will now 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. "Now, this all-party delegation will meet in Delhi, where we will derive a result from the talks that we held with various stakeholders, and will chalk out an action plan for the government on measures that it should take in future in Jammu and Kashmir," said Singh, while addressing a press conference before their departure to Delhi. 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)